Ajimobi files appeal against ruling on 21 Obas


Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan

The Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has appealed the ruling of Justice Olajumoke Aiki, which declared the installation of 21 new kings in Ibadanland null and void.

A former governor of the state and Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, Rashidi Ladoja, had challenged the constitution of the panel set up by Ajimobi to review the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration of 1957, praying the court to set aside the panel’s recommendations.

In the appeal filed on Ajimobi’s behalf by his counsel, Yusuf Ali (SAN) at the Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Ibadan Judicial Division, with suit number M/317/2017, the governor hinged his appeal on 11 grounds which summed up his counsel’s views that Justice Aiki erred in her ruling.

Joined in the suit, with Ladoja as respondent, is Justice Akintunde Boade, who was the chairman of the review panel.

In the appeal, Ajimobi claimed that the…

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