Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State. Photo: TVC

Some members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Sunday said the document concerning the review of Ibadan chieftaincy system has not been passed for amendment.

‎The lawmakers, all Ibadan indigenes and members of the Accord Party, stated this during a solidarity visit to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

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The lawmakers, Fatai Adesina (Ibadan South-East constituency 1); Akeem Ige (Ibadan South-East constituency 2) who is a member of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters; Buniyamin Olasunkanmi (Egbeda state constituency); and Samson Olasunkanmi (Ona-Ara state constituency).

Adesina, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said it is wrong for the state government to use a decree to crown new kings without approaching the House for the amendment of the old document regarding the Ibadan chieftaincy system.

The Oyo state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, in his reaction to the comment, said there is no law stating that when a declaration is reviewed, it should be sent to the House for amendment.

He said Ajimobi derived the power to review the declaration from sections 10 and 25 CAP 28 of the Oyo State Chieftaincy Law 2000.