The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa has revealed that the Governor has ratified the appointment of Chief Yekini Abass as the Babaloja General of the state by the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.
OYOINSIGHT had earlier reported that some factions of Market men and Women Associations in the state threatened to go their separate ways by appointing their respective Babalojas should the Governor approve YK Abass appointment by the Olubadan .
However, the Governor’s CPS in a statement on Saturday revealed that the Governor has ratified the appointment.
The governor’s aide also clarified the state government’s stance on the issue of Babaloja of Oyo State, noting that the governor ratified the decision made by the Olubadan of Ibadanland and urged that all other due processes should be followed.
He advised those still agitated about the matter to learn to follow processes and procedures, saying: “The issue of Iyaloja, Babaloja and market leaders has generated a lot of controversies lately but what is important is one has got to learn to follow processes and procedures because democracy itself is about processes and procedures.
“On this issue, what the people must address in their minds is the process; who is following what process? How did the past leaders emerge? Who named who and who should name who? Was it the business of the Imperial Majesty, Olubadan of Ibadanland to name the Babaloja of Oyo State or Babaloja of Ibadanland or is it supposed to be the business of other people? What are the rules and laid down procedures? Those are the things we should be asking for. Anybody can grandstand on social media, but one must go to the basics to understand what the rule says.”