- The traditional ruler noted that the Obasanjo’s incident was an internal affair
Traditional rulers on the platform of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs have declared that they have no regrets about supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 general elections.
The traditional rulers made this disclosure on Tuesday.
It would be recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, at an event in Iseyin, Oyo State, commanded some traditional rulers at the event to stand up and sit down.
While the traditional rulers may have believed that the former President took the decision due to the fact that some of the rulers in attendance supported Tinubu against the decision of Obasanjo, who supported Mr Peter Obi in the 2023 general elections
The traditional rulers, in their reaction, noted that they had no regrets about supporting Tinubu.
The Olugbon of Orile Igbon, who is the Deputy Chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Francis Olushola Alao, made this disclosure via a statement on Tuesday.
The traditional ruler noted in the statement that the Friday incident was an internal affair.
He insisted that the matter would be properly reviewed at the next meeting of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
The statement reads: “The outburst of former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo against traditional rulers in attendance at the inauguration of the Iseyin Campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) on Friday, September 15, has generated anger and varied responses from true sons and daughters of Oduduwa in all sections of society.
“All the royal fathers involved understand the pain caused by the incident and appreciate the well-placed reactions. I wish to state that the incident is an internal affair that will be properly reviewed at the next meeting of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
“Let it, however, be well noted that traditional rulers in Oyo State have no regrets in supporting Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Seyi Makinde in the last election and will be willing to support them even in the future.
“This is the clear position of monarchs in Oyo State. Any other information from anywhere that is contrary to this should be disregarded.”