Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun will today elevate three high chiefs including former governor Rashidi Ladoja to their next ranks.
Ladoja would be installed as Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oyewole, Kola-Daisi as Otun, Osi, Ashipa, while Ajibade, Akande become Ekerin, Ekarun Olubadan in the ceremony scheduled to take place at Aliiwo palace in Ibadan.
The elevation of the former governor, who holds the title of Osi-Olubadan was sequel to the vacuum created by the demise of the former Olubadan, late Oba Saliu Adetunji,
Aje Ogungunniso 1 which paved the way for the promotion and installation of Sen. Lekan Balogun as the new Olubadan of Ibadanland on the 11th March, 2022.
The promotion of Ladoja would pave the way for the upward movement of the High Chiefs behind him as discussed at the last meeting of the Olubadan Advisory Council.
“Following the promotion of the former governor, High Chief Eddy Oyewole who presently holds the title of Ashipa Olubadan would become Osi-Olubadan and High Chief Biodun Kola-Daisi would from Ekerin Olubadan become Ashipa Olubadan.
“Similarly, the current Ekarun Olubadan, High Chief Hamidu Ajibade would be installed as the Ekerin Olubadan while the trail blazer in the private ownership of radio station in the ancient metropolis, the promoter of Splash F.M, Senior Chief Adebayo Akande, the current Maye Olubadan moves up to become High Chief with the title of Ekarun Olubadan”, the statement added.