The controversy over the creation of 32 new beaded crown Obas in Oyo state has continued, with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, asking Governor Abiola Ajimobi to stop labelling him as a politician.
The monarch in a statement by his media aide, Adeola Oloko, said his opposition to the review of the Olubadan chieftaincy system, has nothing to do with politics, but to prevent the desecration of the Olubadan crown.
Governor Ajimobi while installing the new beaded crown Obas last Sunday in Ibadan, said he had noticed that recent utterances from Olubadan were tending towards politics, and warned him not to involve himself in partisan politics.
The Olubadan however stated that, “Since March 4, 2016, when I ascended the exalted throne of Olubadan, I have opened the gate of our palace wide to all manner of people.
The Olubadan who asked the governor to provide evidence of that he is tending towards politics, also refuted claim by Ajimobi that he consulted him twice on the need to create the new beaded crown Obas.
The monarch recalled that the governor first contacted him on the issue last June 4 , four weeks after the Boade panel undertaking the review of the chieftaincy system had been sitting, and later on June 18.