Ten out of the eleven-member Olubadan-in-Council have endorsed and approved the nomination of Dr Lekan Balogun as the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oyo State.
The Council also denied insinuations of a legal tussle on the succession to the Olubadan throne.
The Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola, made the disclosure, on Wednesday, in a brief remark at an International News Conference called by the kingmakers.
Ajibola noted that the Council, which is made up of the kingmakers, had met and resolved that Dr Balogun is next in line and would, in line with the tradition ascend the throne of the Olubadan.
He also debunked insinuations relating to the health and wellness of the newly endorsed Olubadan, saying all the negative media reports are nothing to worry about.
In his address at the news conference, the Otun Olubadan, Dr Lekan Balogun, enjoined all Ibadan citizens and residents to discard all unfounded rumors and insinuations capable of disturbing the peace of Ibadanland, irrespective of the quarter from which such fake news emanates.
He noted: “In line with the traditional practice of Ibadanland when occasion like this arises, the Olubadan-in-Council has been up and doing liaising with the Oyo State Government to ensure that every necessary step to sustain the peace of the City is strictly followed.
The news conference was attended by members of the Olubadan-in-Council save for former governor Rashidi Ladoja.
Other High Chiefs in attendance at the press conference include: Balogun Olubadan, Owolabi Olakulehin; Otun Balogun, Olufemi Olaifa; Ashipa Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole; Osi Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola; Ekaarun Olubadan, Amidu Ajibade; Ashila Balogun Olubadan, Lateef Gbadamosi, Ekaarun Balogun, Kola Adegbola and Ekerin Olubad
Oyo: Kingmakers endorse Balogun as Olubadan