The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde had directed all members of the Olubadan-in-Council who had been been elevated to Obas to drop their crowns.
Consequent upon this, all the members of the council involved have all agreed to revert to High Chiefs.
This decision was taken at the meeting of the council held at the Oja’ba Palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by six members council, namely High Chiefs Owolabi Olakulehin (Balogun of Ibadanland), Tajudeen Ajibola (Otun Balogun), Lateef Adebimpe (Osi-Balogun), Kola Adegbola (Ashipa Balogun), Eddy Oyewole (Ashipa Olubadan) and Hamidu Ajibade (Ekarun Olubadan).
You would recall that Senator Lekan Balogun, the Otun Olubadan, had hinted that the affected obas were ready to relinquish their crowns and revert to their original positions as directed by the State Governor.
While speaking with Journalists after the meeting, the Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, Tajudeen Ajibola, said they supported the governor on his decision to revert to the original concept of line of hierarchy in accordance with the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration.