Residents Protest Alleged Plan To Depose Osun Monarch


Residents Protest Alleged Plan To Depose Osun Monarch


Some residents of Osogbo on Thursday morning trooped out to protest against an alleged plan to dethrone the Ataoja of Osogboland Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji (Larooye II).

The protesters who stormed the street of Osogbo, the state capital with different inscriptions on their placards warned of the consequences of the plan to depose the monarch, reposing their confidence in his leadership as their monarch.

Some of the inscription on their placards read; “Don’t cause confusion in Osogbo”, “stop the attempt to depose Oba Jimoh”, “Efura oo, ijoba ipinle Osun fe da rukerudo sile” “Ataoja of osogbo Is our king”.

Meanwhile, government through the chief press secretary to governor Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan had in a release alerted the public of an attempt to incite people against the governor.

The statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Wednesday evening advised Osogbo Action Committee not to incite the people against Governor Adegboyega Oyetola by spreading falsehood that the government intends to dethrone Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji.

Omipidan noted that the letter to  the governor asking him to stay action on a non-existent process is not only mischievous but also a wicked one deliberately designed to pitch the people against the governor and his government by agents of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, masquerading as community leaders.

Just Tuesday, a high powered delegation of the state government led by the Secretary to the state government, Prince Wole Oyebanji visited the monarch to commiserate with him on the fire incidence that razed a part of the popular Ojaoba in the ancient town.