Oba Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun Alli has been crowned as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan land.
Lagos Post Online gathered that the official installation of the paramount ruler of Ibadan land was held today at the Mapo Hall in the Oyo State capital.
The new Olubadan, adorned with a white crown and wine traditional attire popularly known as ‘Aso Oke’, ascended the throne in grand style to usher in a new dispensation in the town.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, presented the staff of office to Oba Balogun, now Okumade II, in the presence of prominent traditional and religious leaders from various parts of the country, as well as hundreds of residents of the state.
Some of the prominent traditional rulers physically present at the coronation were the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi; the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, among others.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar were also among the political leaders who graced the occasion.
Oba Balogun ascended the throne to succeed the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, whose reign lasted almost six years.
The late monarch who was crowned on March 4, 2016, died two months ago at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan. He was aged 93 years old.
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