Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that the Olubadan-designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, would be installed as the next Olubadan as soon as he is strong enough.

The Governor said he had received the recommendation of Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan by the Olubadan-in-Council, noting that due process has been followed in the selection process.

Makinde spoke on Saturday, at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, during the final burial ceremony of the late Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who died in March at 81.

The governor said, “I want to once again thank you all. To the family, it is we all that lost Baba, but we take solace in the fact that Baba lived a fulfilled and eventful life.”

The Global News had in April reported that the Olubadan-In-Council nominated Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland after the seat became vacant on March 14 following the death of Balogun, who reigned for two years.

However, following the nomination, the Otun Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Abimbola Ajibola, said Olakulehin was not physically fit to assume the throne at the time.

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