Monarch: Adeleke’s Arrival Saved Me From Palace Eviction
Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, the Ataoja of Osogbo, has congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party’s nominee for governor of Osun State in last Saturday’s election, on his victory.
Speaking to Adeleke and his supporters in his palace, Oba Oyetunji also said that he had received eviction threats from unnamed parties.
It will be recalled that during Adeleke’s visit to Ataoja prior to the governorship election, the monarch, in response to the alleged attack on some PDP members who were coming to welcome their party’s candidate, had cursed the individuals responsible for the politically motivated attacks in the town.
Some members of the community were offended by the royal father’s outburst and accused him of being partisan.
But Ataoja regarded himself as fortunate that Adeleke won since he could have been driven out of the palace with a broom. He was saying in a little video clip that was captured during the Governor-visitation elect’s to him.
In the video, Ataoja, who talked in Yoruba, said,
“My message to my son, who is now my boss, is straightforward: I wish you luck in your career. I’m stating this out loud for everyone to hear. Tell them I’m happy; let them know. Imagine them telling me they will remove me from this palace with their brooms and canes.