Olubadan withdraws promotion letters issued to Ibadan chiefs

Olubadan withdraws promotion letters issued to Ibadan chiefs

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun has withdrawn letters of promotion earlier issued to some Ibadan chiefs.

According to the DAILY POST, the monarch had issued three letters of promotion to three individuals who were due for promotion in both Balogun and Olubadan lines.

He reportedly issued a letter of promotion from Mogaji to Jagun Olubadan to one of the Mogajis and gave two letters of promotion from Mogaji to Jagun Balogun to two Mogajis.

But the development reportedly hasn’t gone down well with the indigenes of Ibadan, the state capital as it has thrown them into confusion.

This, some say, has made the Olubadan to withdraw the three letters, saying they were issued due to administrative error.

A statement from the monarch’s palace on Wednesday said: “Following the controversies trailing the appointment of Jagun in the two ruling lines of Olubadan chieftaincy title, (Olubadan and Balogun), the three letters to have purportedly emanated from the Palace have been cancelled.

“Three letters, two for Jagun Balogun and one for Jagun Olubadan were flying on social media on Tuesday. Yet, there currently exists only two vacancies in the two lines, one apiece.

“Oba Balogun, however, assured the prospective Jaguns to see the development as a temporary measure and not the end of the road,” stressing that the vacancies are still there and would be filled in due course.

The monarch urged the indigenes of the ancient city to remain calm, promising to correct the errors.

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