Oluwo of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has described the attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State as barbaric, calling on protesting youth to be law abiding.
Osun state Government under Governor Oyetola is doing great when it comes to good governance and I will still implore the Governor to keep leading in a transparent, more accountability and prudent way of handling the state. Everyone in the state knows that Governor Oyetola is a great administrator in the history of this state and does not deserve this kind of disrespect and assassination attempt on his life.
He said the circumstances that warranted the attack is questionable, saying only recalcitrant leaders unlike the listening Oyetola could deserve such.
Oba Akanbi equally called for the probe of the two killed, urging the police to give true picture as against diverse stories surrounding their death.
Oluwo, who has earlier warned the protesting youth against likely hijack of the protest by hoodlums advised patriotic protesters to exercise caution to avoid mistaken of identity.
The monarch described Oyetola as a peace loving governor who cares for his citizen, who doesn’t deserve such an attack.
He appealed to protesting youth most especially in Osun to act within the ambit of law to protect human lives and properties.
A statement by the Monarch’s press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, reads “As a patriotic ambassador of The State of Virtues, the ethos must always be demonstrated in us. Many state governors have joined the protest and addressed protesters. There was no cases of attack. I’m sure many governors will still address their citizen on the same issue. What credit are hoodlums given to Osun ?”
“The attack on Governor Gboyega Oyetola is Undeserving and barbaric. In all sincerity, he is a leader by merit. He is a political material that should be encouraged. His intention for Osun is superb. The protesters should avoid impersonation and drive out touts amongst them. If they are to be taken serious, they should stay focused. I can see derailment.
“I feel the pain of endsars protesters. Peaceful protest is an understandable language and very legitimate. It only becomes questionable when hoodlums hijack”
“The incident that led to the two who died in Osogbo yesterday should be probed by the police. There are different versions of report resulting to their death. We need a true, holistic investigation. May their souls rest in peace”
“I want to appeal to the protesting youth to act within the ambit of law in the interest of the state that our fathers laboured to build. What you can’t construct, don’t destroy it”