The Olubadan-in-Council, on Monday, declared that tradition would be followed in naming the next Olubadan of Ibadan, regardless of their elevation to obaship.
The declaration came at the end of a two-hour long closed-door meeting.
Apprehension was mounting over the legality or otherwise of installing a new Olubandan.
The anxiety has roots in the controversial elevation of the Ibadan chiefs to Obas by the administration of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Read the full story of the impending legal fireworks HERE.
However, at the end of the Monday meeting, the council said: “The historical and traditional succession plan to the throne of Olubadan remains sancrosanct; the elevation conferred on all the members of the Olubadan-in-Council as Royal Majesties notwithstanding.”
Some Ibadan chiefs met at the home of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Lekan Balogun, who is expected to become the new Olubadan, following the demise of the occupier of the stool, Oba Adetunji.