SERIKI CHIEFS TO SUE GOVERNOR AJIMOBI

SERIKI CHIEFS TO SUE GOVERNOR AJIMOBI

The Seriki Chiefs is in plan to sue Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi, the attorney general and Olubadan-in-Council over the emergence of Oba Saliu Adetunji as the Olubadan.

Oba Adetunji was installed on February 12 by the governor after the demise Oba Samuel Odulana on January 19.

The head of Seriki, Chief Bayo Oyediji, said this yesterday at a briefing to commemorate his 40th anniversary as the Ekefa Seriki of Ibadan.

He described the installation of Oba Adetunji as “illegal and unjust”.

Oyediji displayed his certificate, which was signed by the Sole Administrator of Ibadan District Council, J.A Akinbami on May 10, 1976, after he was promoted from Mogaji Ile Eesubiyi to Ekefa Seriki by the late Oba Gbadamosi Adebimpe.

According to him, “I remain the senior chief in Ibadanland and ought to be installed as the Olubadan”.

He said: I am the first to be installed as a traditional member in Ibadan and I have been playing my role for the development of Ibadan since I became a chief.

“I have obtained the directive of the Seriki line members to sue the governor and the attorney general.”

CULLED FROM: thenationonlineng.com

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