The Osun state government has refuted the allegations that it’s planning to dethrone the Ataoja of Osogboland, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji.
This is coming in wake of the protests in Osogbo on Thursday, which saw some residents of the State taking to the streets to protest the alleged removal of the monarch.
Reacting to the incident, the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, through his media aide, Ismail Omipidan denied the allegations.
In a press statement on Thursday, Omipidan described the rumour as mischievous and wicked.
He also cautioned the Osogbo Action Committee not to incite public opposition to Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
The statement partly reads,
“The Osogbo Action Committee has been advised not to incite the people against Governor Adegboyega Oyetola by spreading falsehood that the government intends to dethrone the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji…
“Ordinarily, the Ataoja is directly under the supervision of the Osogbo Local Government. Therefore, the governor has no business per se with his office. Besides, the governor has no issues with Ataoja.
“To this end, I appeal to leaders of thought and clerics in Osogbo to endeavor to find out the truth , know the truth and act based on the truth.
“I also urge the people to disregard the content of this fallacious letter as it does not fit the gentleman’s personality of a governor Osun people and the nation know too well”.
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