Heads of all Ibadan families also known as Authentic Mogajis, have denied a statement made on their behalf that they are in conflict with the Oyo State Governor, Egnr. Seyi Makinde.
In the statement signed by Mogaji Moshood Akere, Chairman, Mogaji Jelili Adanla, Co-ordinator, Mogaji Fatai Olanrewaju,Treasurer, Mogaji Abass Oloko, Vice Chairman, Mogaji Adanla Olasomi, Secretary, Mogaji Kosoko and Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, they condemned the pronouncement made by one of their members, emphasising that the group never had any meeting which came up with such a decision.
The Statement reads:
Th attention of the entire members of Ibadan family heads otherwise known as Authentic Mogajis has-been drawn to a press release issued by Chief Wale Oladoja on behalf of the forum to the effect that the forum is in conflict with the State governor and the government of Oyo State.
We, the Authentic Mogajis, frown seriously at such an unbridled statement because there was no time we met to hold such position neither did Wale Oladoja sought opinion of any of us, collectively or individually, before dancing naked in the open market.
We reiterate our confidence and supports to our beloved Son, His Excellency, Sir (Engr) Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State and his government for all the noble steps he has been taking to restore lasting peace and cohesion into the Ibadan Chieftancy affairs.
The public needs to be aware that the Authentic Mogajis of Ibadan as the ambassadors of Peace and harmony in the land will never subscribe to any divisive moves. Thus, we refute in totality the press message of Chief Wale Oladoja. It is not the position of the forum, and at no time did we mandate anyone to speak on our behalf.
For purpose of clarity, His Imperial Majesty, Olubadan of Ibadanland is the Primus Inter pare and the father of all sons and daughters of and in Ibadanland. Our father is a man of peace, and carry everybody along in taking Ibadanland to the greater height, whence, he is equally never in support of any detraction to the present government and people of Oyo State.