[Proposed settlement] 21 Ibadan kings may drop their crown

Written by on August 22, 2019

The appeal filed by former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, challenging the nullification of all the processes that led to the crowing of 21 kings in a single day in Ibadan may soon be withdrawn by the incumbent Governor Seyi Makinde.

A two-page ‘terms of settlement’ dated August 20 and signed by Ladoja’s counsel stated the procedure for settlement.

It also observed the fact that the new administration of Oyo State would stand on the of rule of law and the parties also recognized that the House of Assembly had not amended the Chiefs Law of Oyo State.

The terms for truce stated further that the parties had met and “agreed that all gazettes affecting the chieftaincy laws of Ibadanland issued during the pendency of the appeal be set aside.”

An aide of Makinde said that the governor wished to discontinue the matter where Ajimobi left it, adding that, “the governor will reconcile all parties involved to foster unity and harmony in the protection of the tradition of Ibadanland as relates to the chieftain laws of Ibadanland.”


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