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Makinde Okays Olakulehin As Olubadan, Sends Delegation

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• Olubadan: I’m fully ready to assume throne — Oba Olakulehin

The Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, has said he’s ready to assume the Olubadan stool as the 43rd monarch of the ancient city.

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Vanguard quoted Oba Olakulehin who spoke eloquently for the first time as saying this during the courtesy visit of Governor Seyi Makinde’s representatives to his Alalubosa residence in Ibadan.

The visit which could be described as part of the process that will lead to the governor’s approval was made by the Oyo State Advisory Council led by Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN).

The Olubadan designate spoke to the admiration of all the people in attendance who expressed excitement when they heard the next Olubadan speak in a coherent manner to put paid to various insinuations about his health status.

Oba Olakulehin who reiterated that he is hale and hearty said he knew that he had the divine backing of God Almighty noted that it is indeed his turn to mount the throne.

Olubadan designate said, “I am happy and excited seeing you delegation from our governor. Since I was told that you are coming, I have told my Chiefs to join me in receiving you. I am happy that my people are here with me. I am fully ready. I know God is behind me.

“He has said that I am the next Olubadan, and I know truly that it is my turn. By God’s grace, I will not disappoint you my people. All of us that have been together in the system for long shall celebrate the success together. I thank the Governor for initiating this visit. We shall equally be expecting him as promised.”

Also speaking on behalf of the kingmakers, Oba Gbadamosi Adebimpe noted, “Ibadan has never been destroyed and it shall not. We thank the Governor. He is a true-born of Ibadan and I pray that he will never be out to shame. It is now that I can sleep soundly. Everybody can now see that our Kabiyesi is hale and hearty.”

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Ayorinde, had told the Olubadan designate that  the governor’s representatives which included the first woman Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, the Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Segun Olayiwola, that they were sent by the governor to greet him noting the governor also promised that he, too, would also come to visit him when he is back from his trip outside the state.

Other chiefs with Oba Olakulehin were Oba Abiodun Kola-Daisi (Asipa Olubadan); Oba Eddy Oyewale (Osi Olubadan); Oba Gbadamosi Adebimpe (Osi Balogun); and Oba Kola Adegbola (Asipa Balogun Olubadan).

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