Seriki Olubadan dies at 92


Leader of the Seriki line of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Adebayo Oyediji, is dead.
The famous business tycoon and philanthropist died on Friday in a private hospital in Ibadan after a brief illness.
He was 92.
The nonagenarian had instituted several suits in Oyo High Courts against the State Government and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, over his claim that he, and not Oba Adetunji, should have been installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi after the passing on of Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade in January, 2016.
He claimed that going by seniority in the Olubadan-in-Council hierarchy, he should have been installed as the 41st Olubadan.
Former High Chief Adisa Akinloye, National Chairman of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and lawyer, was the last Seriki Olubadan but he could not ascend the throne of Olubadan because of his sudden death on September 18, 2007 at 91.
Since then, Oyediji, who was next in rank to Akinloye, had been engaging in legal struggles up to the Supreme Court to ensure that the Seriki Line, which was later sidelined, was restored.
Since the demise of Akinloye, none of the High Chiefs in the Seriki Line had been afforded the opportunity to be in the Olubadan chieftaincy line.


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