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Ex-Oyo senator commends Makinde over decision on Olubadan succession

By Seye Olumide and Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
13 January 2022   |   2:43 am
A former lawmaker, who represented Oyo South, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, yesterday, congratulated Ibadan indigenes and residents, especially the Osi Olubadan and former Governor Rashidi Ladoja

[files] Makinde. Photo/facebook/OfficialSeyiMakinde

A former lawmaker, who represented Oyo South, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, yesterday, congratulated Ibadan indigenes and residents, especially the Osi Olubadan and former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, over the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to align with the position of the late Oba Saliu Adetunji on succession to the Olubadan throne.

He said the governor’s decision will preserve the cherished culture of the people.

Lanlehin, who commended the governor in a letter, said: “My joy had no bounds in relation to the position of the governor on the appropriate, morally upright and legally justified route to the stool, devoid of needless and avoidable crisis thrown upon the matter by the immediate past administration. If the then government hadn’t attempted to fix an unbroken piece – a time-tested, respected and globally commended institution, we surely wouldn’t be here discussing this.”

“The governor’s position, without doubt, is one borne out of courage and conviction in defence of the time-honoured, fool-proof and established traditional institution of the ancient city. Standing by the truth, particularly given the possible political undercurrents, may not have been easy, but that the governor has chosen to, deserves commendation.”

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