Olubadan denies wishing Ajimobi 3rd term


The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has denied statement credited to him last week that if not for constitution Gov. Abiola Ajimobi deserved third term.

Read also: Olubadan wants third term for Ajimobi

Gov. Ajimobi can only serve two terms of four years each, and he is in the twilight of his second term.

The governor and Oba Adetunji are having a  fierce battle that is before the court after the former elevated some of the latter’s subjects who used to be High Chiefs to monarchs.

“The Yoruba don’t appreciate themselves except to abuse and criticise. But when someone has done well, we must say it. I am talking about what I have seen so far. In view of this, I would have loved him (Ajimobi) to go for another term, if not that the constitution does not allow it,” Olubadan had said last Thursday when Gov. Ajimobi met traditional rulers in the state.

But in a statement released on Sunday, the monarch claimed the media misconstrued what he said at the meeting.

The statement released by his Personal Assistant and Director, Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko, read in part: “The Ajimobi third term statement credited to the monarch in the media was largely misunderstood because people could not read between the lines.

“He, however, appealed to all his children who are aggrieved over the statement not to take the matter to heart and read more about the use of language, idioms and sarcasm.”

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