Oba Olakulehin to emerge new Olubadan


The Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, will be crowned as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland subject to the approval of the state governor, Seyi Makinde.


He will be crowned following the demise of the 42nd Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, on Thursday.


He is the next in line to the late Olubadan.


Confirming the death of the monarch, Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, said Oba Balogun died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.


The late monarch, who was born on October 18, 1942, reigned for two years.


He will be buried according to Islamic rights on Friday at 4 pm.


The next in line, Olakulehin, who heads the Balogun line, according to The Nation, hails from Ita Baale in Ibadan North East Local Government.


He was a member of the  House of Representative in the Third Republic


It is expected that palace drummers will move from Alli-Iwo to the Ita Baale Palace of Ọba Olakulehin, heralding his symbolic ascension to the throne.

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