BREAKING: Olubadan dies, 2 years after ascending throne

The 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan Land, His Royal Majesty, Oba Moshood Olalekan Balogun, has died.

He died at the age of 82.

According to a palace source, the first-class monarch died at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan a few hours after he was admitted into the tertiary health facility on Thursday evening.

It was gathered that the Oyo State governor, Engr. ‘Seyi Makinde would be briefed about the development any moment from now.

Born in 1942, Oba Balogun, who was a Fourth Republic Senator, represented Oyo Central senatorial district between 1999 and 2003.

He ascended the throne on March 11, 2022, after the demise of Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Oguguniso III. Adetunji, 93, had died on January 2, 2022, after reigning from March 4, 2016.

With the unique succession system of Olubadan stool, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the current Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan, who is next in line, will be officially announced after the traditional 21 days of mourning, as the next Olubadan of Land.

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