The Ibadan new obas on Thursday rejected the out of court settlement that strips them the rights to wear crowns and coronets.
Newspeakonline recalls that a settlement was reached between the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja and the Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, in a suit filed by the former against the state government and the Judicial Commission of Inquiry which reviewed the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration that paved the way for the High Chiefs and some Baales in Ibadanland to be elevated to obas.
The commission, which was headed by retired Justice Akintunde Boade, reviewed the declaration in 2017, which culminated in the crowning of about 21 new obas in Ibadanland including 10 High Chiefs who are members of the Olubadan-in-Council.
But Ladoja, rejected the development and went to court to challenge the power of the governor to undertake the review without a recourse to the Olubadan-in-Council and other organs of the Ibadan traditional chieftaincy system.
The parties, however, opted for a settlement that set aside the gazettes that backed the review. The settlement also revoked the rights of the obas to wear crowns or coronets as it may apply.
But the obas rose from a meeting in Ibadan on Thursday, rejecting the settlement. They posited that as relevant parties in the case, they were not carried along during the settlement.