I don’t deserve deposition threat – Olubadan replies Ajimobi

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has said that he has not committed any crime to warrant deposition threat repeatedly bandied against him by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State.

Oba Adetunji stated this on Thursday while receiving the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olaniyan and members of his entourage who paid him solidarity visit at his Popoyemoja palace.

The monarch said “There are checks and balances in our traditional chieftaincy system for any monarch or chief who goes against the run of play.

“As I speak, I cannot see how mere, peaceful opposition to the controversial chieftaincy review by the Oyo State Government could be misconstrued to mean incitement against the government. As the matter is pending before the court, I do not want to comment on it.

“But, let nobody make mistake about it, where Ibadan people stand, is where I must stand for me to be relevant as king and custodian of our customs and tradition.”

The monarch commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his concern over the security situation in Ibadan, stating that it was to reduce tension that he decided to seek legal redress, stressing that contrary to speculations in government circle, the matter at hand was not political.

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