Dr Lekan Balogun has been endorsed as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland after the death of Oba Saliu Adetunji.
It was gathered that Balogun emerged the Olubadan-elect after he was endorsed by ten of the 11 members of the Olubadan-in-Council.
The Olubadan-in-Council denied that a legal tussle could scupper the succession to the Olubadan throne.
Disclosing this at a briefing, the Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola, stated that the kingmakers resolved that Dr Balogun is next in line to ascend the throne of Olubadan according to tradition.
Ajibola debunks insinuations relating to the health and wellness of the new Olubadan-elect, adding that all the negative media reports were nothing to worry about.
The meeting is being attended by members of the Olubadan-in-Council, except former governor Rashidi Ladoja, other High Chiefs in attendance are Balogun Olubadan, Owolabi Olakulehin; Otun Balogun, Olufemi Olaifa; Ashipa Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole and Osi Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola.
The others are Ekaarun Olubadan, Amidu Ajibade; Ashila Balogun Olubadan, Lateef Gbadamosi, Ekaarun Balogun, Kola Adegbola and Ekerin Olubadan Abiodun Kola-Daisi.