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Following the demise of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, who joined his ancestors on Thursday night at the University College Hospital (UCH), Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the Balogun of Ibadan land will ascend the throne as 43rd Olubadan.

Oba Olakulehin is from Okugbaja family, in Ita Baale area of Ibadan.

He served in the Nigerian Army and won the Federal House of Representatives elections under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the aborted third Republic.

Oba Olakulehin is a devoted Christian.

He is from Ibadan North East Local Government, same local government the late Oba Balogun hailed from.

The next in line to Olakulehin is Rashidi Ladoja.

Ladoja is a former governor and senator who heads the civil line as Otun Olubadan of Ibadan.

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