Thursday August 11, 2022 7:10 PM

Osun Poll: Stop intimidating traditional rulers- PDP warns gov Oyetola

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has lashed out at the State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola for allegedly using threat and coercion against traditional rulers and monarchs in the State.

The main opposition party lamented what he called  the display of thuggery  in a bid to stop them from visiting the traditional rulers in the State.

The opposition party made this statement through Akindele Adekunle, Chairman Caretaker Transition Committee and made available to newsmen.

It will be recalled that the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, Larooye II had  threatened to curse any individual or politician who aims to disrupt the peace of the town ahead Osun gubernatorial election.

It will be recalled that  the campaign train of Ademola Adeleke, the PDP gubernatorial candidate was attacked during a visit to the Ataoja’s palace.

The statement added that, “The APC has moved from attacking PDP members and bill boards to these unwarranted attacks on the palace of the revered monarch which is a sacrilegious intrusion by Oyetola’s men, an insult on the entire people of Osogbo and a gross disrespect for traditional institutions and values of Yorubaland.

“Instead of apologising to the traditional ruler for his orchestrated assault on Osogbo traditional institutions, the Governor’s henchmen have been threatening fire and brimstone with some of them calling for dethronement of the traditional ruler. This is simply an abuse of power and further testimony of the low status Oyetola accords traditional rulers in his government.

“As we warn against any move to punish any traditional ruler who decided to stay as father of all irrespective of political affiliation, we commend our courageous traditional rulers across the state for standing for truth and well being of their people

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