Osun Guber Poll: They would have chased me away from the palace with broom if not for Adeleke’s victory – Monarch

Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun

The Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, has said he could have been chased away from the palace with a broom if not for the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party in the recently concluded governorship election.

Oba Oyetunji disclosed this in his palace while receiving Adeleke and his supporters.

The monarch, who spoke in Yoruba, also revealed that he was threatened with eviction by some undisclosed people.

It would be recalled that Ataoja, before the governorship election, had placed curses on the people who allegedly attacked some PDP members who came out to receive Adeleke during his visit to the monarch.

The outburst of the royal father did not go down well with some people within the community, who accused him of partisanship.

While speaking in a short video clip recorded during the Governor-elect’s visitation to him, Ataoja said, “my sermon to my son, who is now my boss is simple, may you be successful in office. I am saying this openly so that people can hear. Let them know that my joy has come. Imagine them saying they will sweep me away with their brooms with cane from this palace? 

“It is God that saved me. It is not only Ademola (Adeleke) that has been lucky, myself, the Ataoja, is also lucky. Let them listen to me now, no one can chase me out with cane. I congratulate all of us that God has given this new governor.

“May his reign be peaceful. After your eight years in office, Ataoja will produce your successor. May you never stumble. You will serve first and second term, after that, the post can return to Osogbo.”

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