Court revokes Ajimobi’s installation of 21 new Obas in Ibadanland

Olubadanship reform: Ajimobi warns Ladoja to steer clear of governance

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan, has revoked the installation of 21 new beaded crown monarchs in Ibadanland by Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

Justice Olajumoke Aiki, revoked the installation of the new Obas, while ruling in an application filed by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Rasheed Ladoja, to challenge the composition of a commission set up to review the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration.

Ladoja in his application also wants the court to dismiss the recommendations of the commission set up by Governor Ajimobi, which led to the creation of 21 new beaded Obas in Ibadanland.

Justice Aiki said the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Law as unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi, according to Justice Aiki, with the creation of the new 21 Obas, exercises powers beyond the constitution and the provisions of the chieftaincy law enacted by the Oyo State Assembly.

The judge also ruled that a judicial commission does not have powers to review and amend the chieftaincy declaration.

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