The Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, on Wednesday, warned that he would not condone within his domain any form of violence from political parties.
Oba Oyetunji had on Tuesday condemned the alleged attack on some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, who were said to be heading towards his palace to receive the PDP governorship candidate in the Osun July 16 poll, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
But Oba Oyetunji, while speaking with newsmen in his palace, noted that his open condemnation of violence ought not to be misinterpreted as supporting the PDP or any other party.
The monarch said, “It has come to my attention that some sections of my domain in Osogbo land have deliberately misinterpreted and misconstrued my statement during Adeleke’s visit to my palace in Osogbo yesterday (Tuesday).
“My assertion that nobody should do anything to disturb the peace and tranquility of Osogbo land under the guise of political activism, more so, that various political parties had paid visit without any outward incident, ought not to be misinterpreted to mean that I am using my position as the Ataoja of Osogbo land to support the PDP in particular against all the other political parties including the party in power the All Progressives Congress.
“I want to state that more political parties will still pay visit to my royal palace ahead of the July 16 governorship election and I will not condone any act of violence from any political party against one another.”
The royal father, who further asserted that people of Osogbo appreciated efforts of the present administration, appealed to indigenes of Osogbo to go out en masse peacefully on July 16 to vote for the candidate of their choice.
“Your vote will count and don’t let any political party place a price tag on you.
“I want to thank Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for being a lover of peace and I pledge my unalloyed loyalty to him and his government,” Oba Oyetunji concluded.
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