Ibadan elders broker truce in Olubadan chieftaincy promotion dispute

TVCE [IBADAN] - Parties to the Olubadan of Ibadan land chieftaincy promotion dispute have agreed to sheathe their swords in deference to the highly influential Ibadan Elders’ Forum (IEF), which brokered a truce meeting, on Tuesday. Rising from a closed-door meeting held at the residence of the President of the IEF, Ambassador Olusola Sanu, Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; and the newly promoted Otun Olubadan, Dr. Lekan Balogun, said the disagreements had been resolved amicably. The pronouncements by the two leading figures in the disagreement in an interview with journalists had thus ended the festering dispute fuelled by the alleged infractions committed by the Olubadan in Council in the New Year day promotion of nine high chiefs. Earlier, the IEF members had visited the governor in his office over the matter, while a separate meeting was held with the newly promoted chiefs, before the two parties were reconciled by the IEF at...