Rather than bringing the expected unity and development in line with the government claims, the recently reviewed Ibadan chieftaincy declaration by Gov. Ajimobi led administration has continue to generate more controversies. Already, some prominent indigenes of the town have taken side on the issue; while some believe the government’s move by installing new beaded crown obas in Ibadanland was taken in good faith and right direction, some felt otherwise.
Those against government’s position on the matter believe it was a wrong step, which may disrupt the peaceful process to Olubadan throne. Some have therefore aligned with Governor Ajimobi while some others cue behind Olubadan. Confirmation of this development was the event that played out during the Ileya celebration where Olubadan shunned Ileya prayers at Agodi Eid-Praying Ground.
Not only that, some Mogajis left out Ajimobi in their Ileya greetings on radio adverts, same goes for those with Ajimobi too as they didn’t mention Olubadan in their own greetings too. Some of the embittered Mogajis had before now engaged the prominent social-cultural group, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) on its claim that 99% of Ibadans are in support of Gov. Ajimobi’s move, describing their statement as irresponsible
Recall Gov. Ajimobi, on Sunday August 27th, 2017, at Mapo Hall, crowned 21 including eight high chiefs as His Royal Majesty and 13 Baales who were also promoted to oba status. While Olubadan was pronounced to be His Imperial Majesty.