I’m Only Interested in The Olubadan’s Crown – Ladoja

The former governor of Oyo State and Otun Olubadan of
Ibadanland, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, has said that he is not interested in any other than the Olubadan Crown.

Chief Ladoja broke his silence on Wednesday on the
elevation of 11 high chiefs to the status of beaded crown Obas by the Oyo State government.

“I am not interested in any crown other than that of Olubadan of Ibadanland”, he declared.

The state governor,
Seyi Makinde, had recently approved the promotion of 11 Ibadan high chiefs to become beaded crown
Obas, and Friday, July 7, has tentatively been fixed for the installation, as
stipulated in the letter sent to the governor by the Olubadan of Ibadanland,
Oba Lekan Balogun.

Other high chiefs elevated included Balogun of Ibadanland,
Owolabi Olakulehin; Otun Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola; Osi Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole;
Osi Balogun, Lateef Adebimpe; Ashipa Olubadan, Biodun Kola-Daisi and Ashipa
Balogun, Kola Adegbola.

Others are Ekerin Olubadan, Hamidu Ajibade; Ekerin Balogun,
Olubunmi Isioye; Ekarun Olubadan; Bayo Akande and Ekarun Balogun, Abiodun

Ladoja, while speaking to journalists at his private
residence in Bodija, Ibadan, the state capital, said, “When I set out to join
the race to become the Olubadan, I was focusing on how to become the Olubadan
and the only crown I want to wear is that of Olubadan of Ibadanland.

“I’m not interested
in any other crown apart from that of Olubadan of Ibadanland.”