Senator Ademola Adeleke with the Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II during a Courtesy visit to the monarch (Photo Source: Press/Ooni's Palace)

The palace of the Arole Oduduwa, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has debunked the report making the rounds of its confirmation in a press  statement of the promise of a private Jet by a State governorship aspirant, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

The palace in a statement on Friday signed by its Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare frowned at the purported report, describing it as mischievous and only intended to bring the revered stool of the Monarch to a disrepute.

The palace, while urging the public to disregard the media report further noted that Ooni's standpoint during Adeleke's visit which according to the statement is characteristic of political office aspirants without exception during electioneering campaigns season, was a fair and credible election that would benefit all and sundry.

The statement reads in part: 

"The Directorate of Media and Public Affairs of the Ooni of Ife's Palace wishes to inform the general public to disregard a viral report where the spokesman to the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Comrade Moses Olafare, is reportedly quoted as stating that a gubernatorial aspirant of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, during a courtesy visit on Wednesday promised to procure an aircraft for the Ooni.

"To set the record straight, no such report was issued from the palace despite the fact that the politician's speech was twisted by some writers with hidden intentions including to drag the respected stool of the Ooni in mud.

"While further clarifications could be sought from videos that emanated from the visit, the Ooni's singular request was for a credible election devoid of crisis for the betterment of all, which the PDP chieftain agreed to.

"Going further, it is a statement of fact that, in the usual character of all political office aspirants and party's candidates without exception, the visiting Senator Adeleke made several promises including the reconstruction of roads in Ile-Ife and completion of the Osun State Airport project at Ido-Osun among others. Sadly, these developmental bullet points were mischievously ignored in the viral news reports.

"On the controversial "Private Jet" it is a common knowledge that the Adeleke family has a fleet of private aircrafts which could have been the basis for the governorship hopeful to have lightly said, "Baba Private Jet tee ma gun Gan n be n'le. BABA, PRIVATE JETS YOU MAY NEED FOR YOUR TRIPS ARE READILY AVAILABLE".

"While it is ridiculous to see such misinformation trend on supposed credible news platforms including national dailies, the palace of the Ooni wishes to caution the general public from erroneously believing the false report as it is a lie from the pit of hell.

"Adeleke's visit was not the first and would never be the last political visit to the Ooni and other traditional rulers in the state as we are already approaching the election year in the state of Osun while  other aspirants including the incumbent governor are still coming to make their promises as usual. Why the hullabaloo? 

Comrade Moses Olafare,
Director, Media & Public Affairs,
Ooni's Palace".

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