Two Paramount Monarchs in Osun state. The Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun and the Timi of Edeland Oba Munirudeen Lawal have allayed fear of Osun Residents over the news making the round on the status of the Government Secretariat.
The two Royal Fathers, in a joint statement they personally signed and made available to newsmen described the news as a rumour, adding that the status quo on the location of the Secretariat remains.
The statement reads:
“Our attention has been drawn to rumours and wild insinuations about the status of Osun State Government Secretariat. As royal fathers of Osogboland and Edeland, we affirm there is no conflict or controversy over the status, the location and naming of the state government Secretariat.
“We want to reassure our people that the status quo remains as the State Government has not acted in anyway to deny any community of their rights and privileges. We blame political forces for attempting to politicise the issue to forment trouble and destabilize the state.
“We call on our people at home and abroad to continue to ensure peaceful co-existence across their communities. As royal fathers, we are convinced the Administration of Governor Ademola Adeleke has genuine intention to deepen inter-community peace and partnership for development of our dear state.” The Statement concluded