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We will remove you if you dethrone Olubadan, Ibadan family-heads tells Ajimobi

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The Authentic Mogajis (family heads) in Ibadanland have cautioned Abiola Ajimobi, the Governor of Oyo State against any attempt to suspend or depose Oba Saliu Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadanland noting that he will also be removed unceremoniously from office.

The Mogajis also cautioned the Governor against what they described as his “unguarded verbal assaults” on the monarch.

In a press statement by Olawale Oladoja Akinsola (Akinsola Compound, Opopo Labiran) and Chief Abbas Oloko (Oloko Compound, Kobomoje), their Spokespersons, the Mogajis said the verbal assault of the governor against Olubadan was “the height of impunity and misuse of power”.

They said Ajimobi had since Monday’s invasion of the Olubadan’s palace by unknown gunmen, who shot sporadically, been telling the whole world that “Olubadan’s cup was full but for the respect he had for him as a father”.

“But he shouldn’t forget that we the people of the state also have the power to call for his removal through the House of Assembly.

“We are all from Ibadan land and if you suspend our king you will be removed from office unceremoniously.

“We use this opportunity to call on Inspector General of Police to provide adequate security for Olubadan and all the Authentic Mogajis of Ibadan land.

“We call on our amiable President to wade in to the undemocratic governance in Oyo state.”