Governor Abiola Ajimobi has appeal to the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, who he referred to as ‘my father’, not to allow some disgruntled elements to pollute his mind and pitch him against government.
The appeal became necessary following the dust raised by the elevation and installation of high and senior Ibadan high chiefs to Obaship status
For close to a week, there have been accusations and counter accusation over the action of the government.
Speaking during the commissioning of the 5.5 kilometer reconstructed and rehabilitated Mobil-Oluyole-Wema Bank, Apata Road with Associated Bridge Works in Ibadan, Ajimobi said “I want to appeal to my father, Our Imperial Majesty, Oba Adetunji not to allow some disgruntled elements further pollute his mind and set him against the government. I hold the Olubadan in high esteem, I respect him, value him and have the necessary regard for the throne. But Olubadan should resist mingling with politicians who want to bring disrepute to the throne.
“We are not bothered by the pockets of resistance to the new change, rather, we are glad that we implemented the content of the White Paper to better the lots of Ibadan and Oyo State in general. I am not interested in whether an individual moves in traditional line or not. I am interested in the development of Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole,” Ajimobi added.
Ajimobi however appealed to the paramount ruler of against been swayed by distractive voices which have polluted the sacred throne with politics, noting that he has due regards and respect for the Olubadan as a father, a good man of repute and a royal ambassador of Ibadanland.