Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, has said he was threatened with eviction by some people in the building up to last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Oba Oyetunji stated this when he received the state’s governor-elect, Sen Ademola Adeleke and his supporters, in his palace, on Friday.
It would be recalled that during Adeleke’s visit to Ataoja before the governorship election, the monarch, while reacting to the alleged attack on some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members coming to receive their party’s candidate, had accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the attack and placed curses on people behind politically motivated attacks in the town.
However, the outburst of the royal father did not go down well with some people within the community, who accused him of partisanship.
But the monarch, while speaking in a short video clip recorded during the governor-elect’s visit to him on Friday, described himself as lucky with Adeleke’s victory, as he could have been chased out of the palace with a broom.
The monarch who spoke in Yoruba in the video 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 a cane from this palace? It was God that saved me. It is not only Ademola (Adeleke) that has been lucky; Ataoja is also lucky.”