The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has described as mere reports that Senator Ademola Adeleke had promised to buy him a private jet.
According to the Yoruba monarch, some individuals had only twisted the politician’s comment due to their hidden intentions, including to drag the respected stool of the Ooni in the mud.
In a statement released on Friday, October 9 in Ile-Ife by the Director of Media and Public Affairs of the Ooni of Ife’s Palace, Moses Olafare, the monarch said all that was said at the palace which is the truth, could be revealed from videos that emanated from the politician’s visit.
Olafare in the statement, charged the general public to disregard the viral report which claimed that the gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party promised to gift Oni an aircraft during his visit to the palace on Wednesday.
Olafare stressed that Ooni’s singular request was for a credible election, devoid of crisis for the betterment of all, which the PDP chieftain agreed to.
According to him, it is the usual character of all political office aspirants and party’s candidates without exception, including the visiting Adeleke, to make several promises like the reconstruction of roads in Ile-Ife and completion of the Osun State Airport project at Ido-Osun, among others.
He said: “Sadly, these developmental bullet points were mischievously ignored in the viral news reports.”
“On the controversial “Private Jet”, it is common knowledge that the Adeleke family has a fleet of private planes which could have been the basis for the governorship hopeful to have lightly said.
“Royal Father, private jet you may need for your trips are readily available,” he stated.