The Ataoja of Osogbo land, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun, has cleared air over the insinuation that he’s throwing his support behind the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, AMILOADED reports.
The monarch while addressing journalists in his palace on Wednesday said he did not in anyway pledged his support for any candidate, as he remains father to all, saying, “What matters to me is the progress and peace of Osogbo and Osun State at large.”
The monarch, who later issued a statement, said, “It has come to my attention that some sections of my domain in Osogboland have deliberately misinterpreted and misconstrued my statement during the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Senator Jackson Adeleke’s visit to my Palace in Osogbo yesterday.
“My assertion that nobody should do anything to disturb the peace and tranquility of
Osogboland under the guise of political activism, moreso that various political parties had paid visit without any outward incident ought not to be misinterpreted, to that I am using my position as the Ataoja of Osogboland to support the PDP in particular against all the other political parties including the party in power the APC.
“I want to state that more political parties will still pay visit to my royal palace ahead of the July 16th Gubernatorial Election and I will not condone any act of violence from any political party against one another.
“I hereby assert here in particular that the people of Osogbo appreciate the good work of the present party in Government in the State of Osun and will not do anything to truncate the
peace and tranquility of the state in general and Osogbo in particular.”
The monarch however appeal to the residents of Osogbo to go out enmass peacefully on July16 to vote for the candidate of their choice without any act of violence.
He noted, “Your vote will count and don’t let any political party place a price tag on you.”
“I want to thank Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola for being a lover of peace and I pledge
my unalloyed loyalty to him and his government.
“I pray that Almighty Allah will continue to guide the people and the government of Osun State.”