The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has described his suspension from Osun state Traditional Council following a meeting of the council today in Osogbo, as political.
Oluwo said the point given by the council was porous, lacking logic and do not portray the revered traditional council in good light as they refused to address the allegation that he punched a monarch, the reason for the meeting.
The monarch in a statement by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, Oluwo, said any suspension from the council was subject to the approval of the state government.
He expressed disappointment at that traditional council could be turned to an avenue of playing politics, stating that the highest level of injustice was for the council to say he was rude to the same Ooni who presided over the meeting where they said I was suspended.
“I was never suspended. The suspension reported by the media is just from the monthly Osun State Traditional Council meeting which is subject to the approval of the state government. It is sad to note that Osun State traditional council could be so political.
“They said I was rude to Alake, Ooni and Alaafin. And the same Ooni presided over the same meeting that purportedly pronounced my suspension from the Osun State traditional council meeting. If this should stand, many monarchs will not be encouraged to regard the council.
“It is just an audio pronouncement and an insult to the state government without consultation by the council.
“We were invited to address the allegation that I punched another Oba. The AIG and the government official’s presence came to the meeting as witnesses and gave account that I didn’t beat any Oba. May be because the truth from the witnesses didn’t go with their expectation they hatched unfounded excuse to make an audio suspension,” the statement said.