‘Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, will, any moment from now constitute a coronation committee to install Lekan Balogun as Ibadan new Olubadan.
It was also learnt that this will be done almost after the approval of Balogun by the governor.
This became necessary following yesterday’s unanimous nomination of Balogun by kingmakers.
Only on Tuesday, the kingmakers had withdrawn their suit challenging the consent judgment that nullified their elevation to beaded crown-wearing monarchs.
On the importance of the meeting, the Otun-Balogun of Ibadan land, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola, in a conversation with Nigerian Tribune said, “We had to do re-nomination of our candidate now that we are united. That is imperative and in line with the governor’s directive.
“So, we have now done a new nomination to involve all the parties. All of us are in support, even Iyalode sent a message that she is with us. Nobody is left behind. Nobody opposed the nomination of Senator Lekan Balogun as next Olubadan.
“The previous nomination is gone. That one was factionalised because some signed and some did not sign, for example High Chief Rashidi Ladoja did not sign but we are now together and there is no faction. We are back as kingmakers as the Olubadan advisory council.
“We will now forward to the governor that we have unanimously nominated High Chief Lekan Balogun as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland. It will now be left to the governor’s consideration and approval. Peace is restored.”
Asked why the nominee, Lekan Balogun, was at the meeting, Ajibola said, “He is a member of the kingmakers. The only time he cannot be there is if there is faction. Nobody is opposing his presence. He could not have bribed anybody. He exercised his duty as a member of council. We voted at our own discretion.”