The purported request by the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, asking Osun Government to gift him N20m for the organization of a said wedding between him and a Kano Princess has drawn the reaction of the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
A supposed letter of the request leaked and went viral drawing Oba Akanbi backlash.
In a statement Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in the state, Funke Egbemode released, she said:
The Osun State Government is aware of a letter that is in circulation on the social media purportedly from the palace of the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, requesting for the sum of Twenty Million Naira from Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to finance his proposed marriage to the daughter of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero.
We are aware that the Oluwo has denied writing the letter and as a government it is important to stop those making negative insinuations in their tracks
This fresh attempt by mischief makers to bring the governor and the government on a collision course with the citizens did not come as a surprise especially as the state draws closer to its gubernatorial primaries and election. The community of sadists are increasing the tempo if their shameless propaganda machine. However, this is another dead-on-arrival plot.
For starters, it is an established fact that this is a government that has put the welfare of its citizens ahead of personal or group interests. It is also established that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola is a prudent manager of resources, who is focused on the development of Osun and everything that translates to public good.
Specifically, the people of Iwoland are happy with this government for looking in their direction after years of neglect and they eloquently expressed their pleasure with the governor when he visited Iwo Federal Constituency last week. Of course, we knew the unprecedented crowd that welcomed the governor would give the sadists sleepless nights but this resort to blackmail is low, even for them.
These mischief makers have come up empty again and all their attempts will come to nothing. We will not be disturbed or distracted by the noise of political miscreants whose only job is to grab their phones, get on social media every morning to cause bad blood.
We implore the good people of Osun to ignore all insinuations targeted at maligning this governor and government. We can see through the thin veneer of those who out of desperation will do anythingto get the attention of Osun people. We know they are running out of oxygen, but we will not descend to their level.