Baring any unforeseen circumstances, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Senator Lekan Balogun, is tipped as the next in line to the Olubadan of Ibadan stool, following the demise of Oba Saliu Adetunji. This is in line with the well structured hierarchy of ascension to the Ibadan throne.

The Liberation News gathered that the hierarchical arrangement in the Ibadan system has a two line approach, the Balogun system and the Olubadan (Otun) system.

The Olubadans are appointed on rotational basis to occupy the stool on the death of a monarch. The next to Olubadan and most senior on both lines are the Otun Olubadan and Balogun.

Oba Saliu Adetunji was crowned the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan following his coronation on March 4, 2016.

Prior to his coronation, Oba Adetunji was the Balogun of Ibadan land which indicates that the Otun Olubadan, Senator Lekan Balogun automatically becomes the next in line according to the rotational system.

Oba Adetunji passed away in the early hours of Sunday at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo state at a ripe age of 93.

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Senator Balogun is one of the notable politicians from Ibadan.
He was elected a senator in 1999 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, AD and served for only one term.