Protests in Osogbo over alleged plans to dethrone Oba, Ataoja of Osogbo


 

The widely rumoured plans to dethrone Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, the Ataoja of Osogbo, have led to tension in the Osun State capital, as some residents have taken to the streets to protest.

The protesters had on Thursday morning stormed some streets in Osogbo bearing placards with different inscriptions.

Some of the placards read, “Don’t cause confusion in Osogbo”, “Stop the attempt to depose Oba Jimoh Olanipekun” and others.

Earlier, Saga Gist had reported that the state governor through his media aide, Ismail Omipidan denied the allegations.

In a press statement on Thursday, Omipidan described the rumour as mischievous and wicked.

He also advised the Osogbo Action Committee not to incite the people against the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

The Osogbo Action Committee, through its leader, Ajadi Badmus had written the state governor expressing concern and revealing that it was aware of plans to dethrone the Osogbo monarch.

Ajadi also disclosed that the frosty relationship between the governor and the monarch may be the reason behind the government’s alleged move.

 

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