Olubadan of Ibadan joins his ancestors after two years on the throne

The 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan, His Royal Majesty, Oba Mohood Olalekan Balogun, has died. He was aged 82

According to a Palace source, the first-class monarch died at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan a few hours after he was admitted into the tertiary health facility on Thursday evening.

It was gathered that Oyo State Governor, Engr. ‘Seyi Makinde would be briefed about the development any moment from now.

Born in 1942, Oba Balogun, who was a Fourth Republic Senator, represented Oyo Central senatorial district between 1999 and 2003.

He ascended the throne on March 11, 2022, after the demise of Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Oguguniso III who died on January 2, 2022 at the age of 93 after reigning from March 4, 2016.

It’s expected that with the unique succession system of Olubadan stool, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the current Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan, who is next in line, will be officially announced after the traditional 21 days of mourning, as the next Olubadan of Land.

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