The Osun State Government has denied reports that it plans to depose the HRM, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji as the Ataoja of Osogbo.
The state government, in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, warned against warned against peddling of falsehood capable of inciting the people against Governor Oyetola.
Omipidan, in the statement on Wednesday, described allegations that the governor planned to remove Ataoja as an attempt to pitch the people against the governor and his government by agents of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The statement further read in parts: “The author of the letter, Chief Ajadi Badmus, has unfettered access to Mr. Governor. If indeed he has the best of intentions, he ought to have found out from the governor before making his spurious claims.
“Recall that Chief Badmus had also authored a similar letter shortly before the July 16 governorship election wherein he claimed that the government had relocated the Airforce Base from Osogbo to Iragbiji. The wicked lie became the major weapon the PDP agents deployed to canvass for votes in Osogbo and its environs.
“Ordinarily, the Ataoja is directly under the supervision of the Osogbo Local Government. Therefore, the governor has no business per se with his office. Besides, the governor has no issues with Ataoja.”
Omipidan however urged the people to disregard the rumour saying it did not fit Oyetola’s gentleman personality.