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Breaking: Coast Clear For New Olubadan As Oyo Chief Judge Dismisses Suit

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

The coast is now clear for a new Olubadan of Ibadan as Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, on Tuesday, declared that there is no more court proceeding delaying the selection and installation of the Olubadan of Ibadan.

He added that parties can proceed in the process leading to the selection of a new king.

Justice Abimbola made this known after dismissing a suit filed by Senator Lekan Balogun and seven other Ibadan High Chiefs, contesting the validity of a consent judgment given by a state high court on November 19, 2019 in suit M/317/2017.

The Chief Judge, in his brief judgment on the suit, declared that the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration of 1957 stands unmoved like the rock of Gibraltar and is unaffected by any step taken so far.

He added that he was dismissing the suit and not striking it out as requested because issues have been joined and argued in the matter which, he said, was a result of the order of the appellate court pursuant to Section 16 of the Court of Appeal Act 2004.

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