Amosun maltreated Ijebu people during his tenure – Awujale

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The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona,  has said Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun maltreated the people of  Ijebu extraction during his eight years in office.

Oba Adetona spoke during the 3rd  Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona Professorial Chair in Governance Lecture organised to celebrate his 85th birthday and 59th year on the throne on Friday.

This lecture titled, ‘Grassroots: The Soft Underbelly of Nigeria’s Political Architecture’,  was delivered by  Prof  Ayo Olukotun of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

The monarch said, “Amosun does not like the Ijebu people but he is my friend. He loves me and he is close to me, but when you claim to love me and hate Ijebu people, automatically, you hate me too.”

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However,  the monarch applauded Amosun, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, at the event, for his support.

He said, “I must thank Governor Amosun because he stood by me but that is not enough. For you to have thrown stones at an Ijebu person, you have thrown stones at me.

“So, whatever has happened has happened and is gone. So, I want us all to come together and  do  things together so that we can together achieve our desired country.

Awujale  said, “Many people are fed up with the situation of things in the country because many of the things in our hands now are fake. When everybody is tired of the situation, we must go back to the way we did  things in the olden days ultimately.

“In those days, the traditional ruler was the government the people picked for themselves. But now, they are now motor park boys who come from the politicians.

“But what do we do? May God save us all from this. To correct this, we must go back to the way we did things in the olden era when the people picked one of them.”

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