The Osun State Government has reacted to the letter circulating on social media where the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi requested for a financial assistance towards his wedding programme with a Princess from Kano State.
The letter, which was address to the Governor has been generating reactions from people on social media with many dragging the monarch for demanding a sum of N20,000,000 for his wedding.
The Palace of Oluwo in a statement by Ali Ibrahim, the press secretary has denied the letter in its entirety, stating that Oluwo has financial capacity to foot the bills of any wedding he wishes to have.
Reacting to the development, Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode in a statement obtained by InsightMedia described the dragging of the government into the issue as an attempt by mischief makers to bring the Governor and the government down.
She said, “This fresh attempt by mischief makers to bring the governor and the government on a collision course with the citizens did not come as a surprise especially as the state draws closer to its gubernatorial primaries and election. The community of sadists are increasing the tempo if their shameless propaganda machine. However, this is another dead-on-arrival plot.
“For starters, it is an established fact that this is a government that has put the welfare of its citizens ahead of personal or group interests. It is also established that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola is a prudent manager of resources, who is focused on the development of Osun and everything that translates to public good.
“Specifically, the people of Iwoland are happy with this government for looking in their direction after years of neglect and they eloquently expressed their pleasure with the governor when he visited Iwo Federal Constituency last week. Of course, we knew the unprecedented crowd that welcomed the governor would give the sadists sleepless nights but this resort to blackmail is low, even for them.
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“These mischief makers have come up empty again and all their attempts will come to nothing. We will not be disturbed or distracted by the noise of political miscreants whose only job is to grab their phones, get on social media every morning to cause bad blood.
“We implore the good people of Osun to ignore all insinuations targeted at maligning this governor and government. We can see through the thin veneer of those who out of desperation will do anything to get the attention of Osun people. We know they are running out of oxygen, but we will not descend to their level.”