Following the demise of Oba Odugade, the Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Saliu Adetunji is expected to emerge the next Olubadan. In a new move, the leader of Seriki line, Chief Adebayo Oyediji has accused the Olubadan-in -Council of corruption and not adhering strictly to the rule of law. Oyediji, who filed a motion through his lawyer, A.G. Adeniran in an Oyo state High court, alleged that the Olubadan -in-Council had since 1989 refused to obey a Supreme Court judgment which ordered that the Seriki line be admitted into the Olubadan line.Oyediji alleged since the death of Chief Adisa Meredith Akinloye who was also denied the opportunity, the Olubadan-in-Council denied his line of becoming the third line in the chieftaincy of Olubadan according to the Supreme Court judgment.
In a new motion marked I/421/07, Oyediji sought a declaration that “by the provision of the consent judgment delivered by the High Court in suit No. I/313/88, it is the turn of the claimants to produce the next Olubadan of Ibadan on both the Olubadan line and the Balogun line.” The Ibadan chief has also prayed the court to “set aside the purported appointments made by the 1st defendant (Oba Odulana) to fill vacancies existing in the chieftaincy titles of Ekerin Olubadan, Ashipa Olubadan, Osi Olubadan, Otun Olubadan and Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan since the 21st of November, 2008 up till the last appointment he made on the 1st of January, 2016”. Oyediji also wants the court to “set aside the purported approval granted by the Governor of Oyo state on the 5th of January, 2016 or thereabout to the appointments made by the 1st defendant on the 1st of January, 2016 to fill vacancies existing in the chieftaincy titles.”