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Oba Olakulehin to emerge new Olubadan

 

The Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, will be
crowned as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland subject to the approval of the state
governor, Seyi Makinde.

 

He will be crowned following the demise of the 42nd
Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, on Thursday.

 

He is the next in line to the late Olubadan.

 

Confirming the death of the monarch, Makinde, in a statement
by his Chief Press Secretary, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, said Oba Balogun died at the
University College Hospital, Ibadan.

 

The late monarch, who was born on October 18, 1942, reigned
for two years.

 

He will be buried according to Islamic rights on Friday at 4
pm.

 

The next in line, Olakulehin, who heads the Balogun line,
according to The Nation, hails from Ita Baale in Ibadan North East Local
Government.

 

He was a member of the 
House of Representative in the Third Republic

 

It is expected that palace drummers will move from Alli-Iwo
to the Ita Baale Palace of Ọba Olakulehin, heralding his symbolic ascension to
the throne.

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