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The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has congratulated the Ogun State Governor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun on behalf of the sitting Governor Ibikunle Amosun adding that, all that has happened should be put behind them.
The monarch said this publicly during the third edition of the Annual Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona Professorial Chair in governance Lecture organised to celebrate his 85th birthday on Thursday, held at the Odutola hall in Ijebu Ode area of Ogun East.
This lecture titled, ‘Grassroots: The Soft Underbelly of Nigeria’s Political Architecture’, was delivered by Prof Ayo Olukotun of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
He said, “I must thank Governor Amosun because he stood by me but that isn’t enough, for you to have thrown stones at an Ijebu person, you have thrown stones at me.
“Anyways I congratulate the governor-elect Dapo Abiodun even on behalf of Amosun himself.”
“So, whatever happens has happened and gone, so I want us all to come together and do things together so that we can together achieve our desired country.
On the 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.”