Not satisfied with the elevation and installation of high and senior Ibadan chiefs to Obaship position, over 300 Mogajis have gone to court.
This is just as they asked Governor Abiola Ajimobi to reverse the promotion of the Baales (village heads) to their new status of kings or await the court’s verdict which will bring the government’s reform on Olubadan chieftaincy system into disrepute.
One of the spokesmen of the group, Chief Wale Oladoja, a family head of the Akinsola from Labiran compound in Ibadan confirmed this.
According to him, 315 of them held meeting with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, in solidarity with the monarch’s opposition to Oyo State Government’s elevation of high chiefs and Baales.
Oladoja who was a former Director, Odu’a Investment Company Limited, said the forum of Mogajis are solidly behind the Olubadan and would seek redress in the court, just as he wondered how Baales, who, by Ibadan customs and tradition, were under them in hierarchy, could be promoted as kings at their (Mogajis) expense.