The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has described as political his purported suspension for six months by Osun State Traditional Council at a meeting held on Friday in Osogbo, the state capital.
Oluwo of Iwo is the Deputy Chairman of the Council.
Tontrends had reported that the state traditional council had recommended the suspension of Oluwo for six months.
Their recommendation was sent to Osun state Government and security for appropriate action,Tontrends gathered.
However, Oluwo said the point given by the council in recommending him for suspension was porous, lacking in logic and do not portray the revered traditional council in good light as the council refused to address the allegation that he punched a monarch.
Oba Akanbi said any recommendation from the Osun State traditional council is subject to the approval of the state government.
Reacting through a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, Oluwo said the argument for the suspension was out of context, saying the reason the emergency meeting was summoned by the council was not addressed.
Oluwo said he was surprised to note that his purported suspension for his conduct against certain traditional rulers is strange to the traditional institution and should not stand.
He expressed disappointment that traditional council could be turned to an avenue for playing politics.
He stated that the highest level of injustice is for the council to say I was rude to the same Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, who presided over a 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.
“We were invited to address the allegation that I punched another Oba.
The AIG and the government officials present 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.
It is pure political and there are many things attached but we keep mute to see how far this will stand.”