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Oluwo Reacts To Calls For His Removal, Says ‘It’s A Conspiracy Of A Detractor’

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The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has reacted to calls for his removal from the throne by kingmakers in Iwoland, describing it as a conspiracy of a detractor.

The monarch in a statement issued by his his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibrahim said the kingmakers were acting under duress from a prince who contested and lost the race to ascend the throne.

CityMirrorNews recalls that Kingmakers from Iwoland on the 9th of September, 2020 filed a petition against Oba Akanbi. The petition was addressed to the Governor Oyetola, titled, “Petition for Removal of Oba Adewale Abdulrasheed Akanbi (Oluwo of Iwo) From the throne of Iwoland”, was made available to journalists in Osogbo on Wednesday.

The king makers raised about fourteen allegations against the monarch.

The document which was signed by twelve high chiefs in the town under the aegis of ‘Concerned Kingmakers in Iwoland”, stated that the Oluwo was convicted for fraud-related crimes in the United States of America and Canada.

The kingmakers also listed in the petition, the various actions of the monarch that prompted their decision to seek his removal to include; his suspension from the State Council Obas for assaulting the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo at the Zone XI AIG’s office in Osogbo, his refusal to attend court when he was sued by the Oluwo f Iwo-Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye and his verbal assault on the duo of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Alaafin of Oyo.

They also claimed that indigenes of the town living abroad have engaged the service of a legal practitioner, who was threatening to sue the State Government if it refused to remove the monarch.

The monarch said that the purported petition was a delebrate attempt by those who he described as detractors
to derail him from the glory his reign has credited to the ancient stool of Iwo.

In a statement titled, “CONSPIRACY OF A DETRACTOR WHO CONTESTED THE STOOL WITH ME AND FIGHTING SO HARD TO BECOME OLUWO”, Ibrahim said the monarch is not bothered with the antics of detractors who romanced some kingmakers to pull the monarch down.

“It’s a conspiracy of a detractor who has been fighting so hard to become the Oluwo of Iwo. The detractors’ have gone beyond many times to discredit Oba Akanbi and failed serially. The recent was to divide the kingmakers but dead on arrival. Achievements of Oluwo endeared him to Iwo, more. You can’t run down what your children may benefit in the future.

“Oba Akanbi is a king of positive marks. His reign is prosperous, fruitful, and virile to the advantage of all and sundry but because someone who has been a serial aspirant wants to be Oluwo by all possible means is romancing few individuals to detract Oba Akanbi’s reign. The deaf could hear IWO is moving.

“From all indications, Iwo is secured economically, security-wise. The religious Atmosphere, traditional and political deals are peaceful under his majesty. Iwo has never had it so good like this traditionally. The loathe is natural when good things keep coming to town. Detractors romancing my Chiefs should continue wasting their time, Oluwo will keep lifting his subjects”, it reads.

“We learnt of a letter purportedly written by some kingmakers calling for the removal of Oluwo. We need not reiterating the fact that some of them were under duress stage managed by an over 40years serial contestant to the revered stool of Oluwo.

“We want to state it categorically that detractors who contested the stool with His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, are making every possible attempts to derail the compassionate Oluwo from the glory his reign has credited to the ancient stool of Iwo. “So much good things are happenings to Iwo under TELU. Why must it be him”they thought.

“It’s a conspiracy of a detractor who has been fighting so hard to become the Oluwo of Iwo.The detractors has gone beyond many times to discredit Oba Akanbi and failed serially. The recent was to divide the king makers but dead on arrival. Achievements of Oluwo endeared him to Iwo, more. You can’t run down what your children may benefit in the future.

“Oba Akanbi is a king of positive marks. He is a market detractors are trying to de-market.

“All he was alleged of are not without reason(s). His reign is prosperous, fruitful and virile to the advantage of all and sundry but because someone who has been a serial aspirant want to be Oluwo by all possible means is romancing few individual to detract Oba Akanbi’s reign. The deaf could hear IWO is moving.

“In the olden days, losers who contested the stool with winner are not allowed to stay in town but thing has changed. We will keep managing him. He is my subject.

“From all indications, Iwo is secured economically, security wise. The religious Atmosphere, traditional and political deals are peaceful under his majesty. Iwo has never had it so good like this traditionally. The loathe is natural when good things keep coming to town.

“Traditional system is not parliamentary. Oluwo will keep serving humanity. Nothing will discourage the good work. He loves everyone. Together we can achieve better. Detractors romancing my Chiefs should continue wasting their time, Oluwo will keep lifting his subjects.”

Speaking with our Correspondent, one of the kingmaker whose his name was among the writers of the petition, Chief Amao Olaosebikan, Aro, said he was not aware of any petition.

Olaosebikan who described Oluwo as a good monarch said he was hearing about the petition for the first time , promising to consult other kingmakers and their head, Chief Osa for clarification.

Also Speaking, another kingmaker, Chief Ganiyu Kazeem Ayinde , Jagun of Iwo declined comment directing our Correspondent to Chief Osa for any clarification as regards the petition.

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