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Olubadan: I can’t be intimidated, says Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not be intimidated by anybody or group over his administration’s efforts to review the Olubadan chieftaincy system.

He spoke while inaugurating the new Government Reserved Area (GRA) sited near the old NITEL premises on Old Ife Road, Ibadan.

Two high chiefs, Lekan Balogun and Rashidi Ladoja, had sued the governor and a panel of enquiry set up by the government over the review, saying they lacked the right to review the 1957 Olubadan Declaration.

Noting that his administration had become a builder by rebuilding infrastructural facilities since 2011, Ajimobi said his government would transform the landscape and institutions that made Oyo State the pacesetter.

He said the 1957 Olubadan Declaration was due for a review given the expansion of the city and the need to allow some high chiefs and community leaders to wear beaded crowns, to add glamour and influence to the throne of the Olubadan.

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