The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdurosheed Akanbi has pleaded with Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke to repeal his executive order suspending the appointment of three frontline traditional rulers in the state.
In a communique signed by Oluwo at the end of Iwo Traditional Council meeting commended the Governor for his tremendous achievements within 100 days, but urged the governor to let go of his executive order against the monarchs.
According to Channels TV “We, the members of Iwo Traditional Council under our leader, the Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, HIM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, is commending Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke for various facilities and projects inaugurated to mark his 100-day in office.
We have noticed his government’s leadership in the building of roads, the provision of portable water, rural electrification, the launch of a medical outreach programme in Iwo, the allocation of millions of naira to small enterprises, and the settlement of wage arrears. He is a gift from God to the decent citizens of Osun State. We fervently hope for a fruitful term in office.
So we urge Governor Adeleke to revoke his decree regarding some monarchs in Osun State. The edict essentially slows down the monarchical government of the impacted cities. We request that Governor Adeleke revoke the decree in order to respect the Iwo Traditional Council and return the whole royal regalia. Channels TV report.
The impacted monarchs are not happy. Even when they are paid, kings struggle to survive. And we don’t want our traditional leaders to buy or sell land. It’s a good idea to have a backup plan in place in case something goes wrong.