The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has distanced himself from the so-called meeting of Ibadan obas that purportedly faults the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on insecurity.
Oba Adetunji in a Sallah message on Saturday in Ibadan, noted that the most recent meeting of Olubadan-in-Council was held last Thursday to set agenda for the newly inaugurated executives of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCII under the leadership of new President-General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga.
According to the first class monarch, the meeting which he presided over at Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace was not attended by the Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun who was credited with the media report faulting the Governor on security.
The statement signed by Adeola Oloko (Mr.), Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity, stated that all those who attended the meeting under reference would agree that while so many issues were discussed, Seyi Makinde was never part of our agenda.
Oba Adetunji contented that apart from the meeting of the Olubadan-in-Council, he did not attend any other meeting under whatever name it is called, and as such the opinion expressed by High Chief Lekan Balogun was entirely his personal opinion which he is entitled to, and not that of the Olubadan or his council. He contended further that if anyone is in doubt, he could reach out for the minute of the meeting under reference.
The Olubadan made it clear that right from family compound up till the different traditional councils in Ibadanland, we have consistently held security meetings and briefed appropriate law enforcement agencies as at when due.
He then congratulated the Muslim Ummah for this year’s Eid-el Kabir celebration, urging them to emulate the examples of Prophet Ibrahim in obedience to the will of God and service to humanity.