Ibadan – The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Thursday, said he had not committed any crime to warrant repeated threats of his deposition by Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo State governor.
Oba Adetunji said this when he received the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olaniyan, in his palace at Popoyemoja, Ibadan.
He maintained that his peaceful opposition to the controversial review of the Olubadan chieftaincy law could not be seen as a crime.
“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”, he said.
The monarch argued that his opposition to the chieftaincy review was in line with the opinion of the majority of Ibadan people.
As the custodian of custom and tradition, he had to stand by the position of his people, he explained.
Oba Adetunji, however, added that since the matter was already pending before the court, he would not want to comment on it.
The Olubadan commended President Muhammadu Muhammadu Buhari for his concern over the security situation in Ibadan, stating that he (Olubadan) decided to seek legal redress in order to avoid a crisis.
The monarch also pointed out that contrary to speculations in government circles, the matter at hand was not political.
Earlier, Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Olaniyan, conveyed the message of solidarity and support of the entire people of Osogbo to the Olubadan.
Oba Olaniyan said the forces of light often triumphed over darkness, and added that no power and principality would be able to destroy Ibadan heritage, which, he said, was widely respected because it was rancour-free.
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Author: Gbenga Abegunrin