After an assumed peaceful resolution of some promoted Ajimobi crowned Chiefs by Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace, Oba Ajibola confirmed his crown is still intact.
According to him, “My Promotion Doesn’t Takeaway My Crown’ Disregard Fake News” he said.
One of the High Chief, Tajudeen Abimbola Ajibola who moved from Osi Balogun to Otun Balogun revealed to Double A Exclusive Media the need to debunk fake news of bowing out as a king.
According to evidence shown to us, the promotion letter was addressed to His Royal Majesty, Oba Ajibola which as well gave the hint that he still have his crown, contrary to the widely circulated story that some Ibadan Obas has dropped crowns.
According to the letter, “His Royal Majesty,
Oba Tajudeen Abimbola Ajibola,
OSI Olubadan of Ibadan Land…
It is my pleasure to inform you that as a result of the vacancy in the rungs of the ladder of Balogun of the Olubadan of Ibadan His Excellency, the Executive governor Engr. Seyi Makinde has graciously approved your promotion to the post of OTUN BALOGUN OF IBADAN LAND with effect from 20th of Nov; 2019.
“While congratulating you on this your well deserved elevation, I pray that God will Grant you good health and long life to steer the ship of Ibadan land Traditional institution. I also pray that your tenure as OTUN BALOGUN OF IBADAN LAND will usher in the much deserved peace, progress and development of Ibadan land in particular and Oyo state in general”