Ajimobi Dragged To Court Over Plan Reforms On Olubadan

Two prominent members of Olubadan-in-Council, High Chief Lekan Balogun and High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, have dragged Governor Abiola Ajimobi to court over his plan to tinker with the 1957 Chieftaincy Law.

The Law stipulates succession order to the throne of the Olubadan of Ibadanland but Ajimobi is trying to put up a new law in place.

In the suit filed by their counsel, Michael Lana, on Friday, the Otun and Osi Olubadan contend that the judicial panel said by Ajimobi to have been constituted under Sections 10, 12 and 25 of the Chiefs Law 2000 was invalid, as the governor lacked the power to change or amend the customary law relating to the selection of Olubadan.

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