“Give Iwo Indigene Governorship Ticket Or…” Oluwo Warns Parties


As the gubernatorial election slated for the 22nd of September  in Osun State draws near,  the Oluwo of Iwo,  Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has tasked  the political actors from the Iwo Federal Constituency on the need  to  pursue their political aspirations  with the needed  commitment stressing that  opportunities do not come  on a platter of gold. The monarch made the call when a former Osun State SSG, Alhaji  Fatai Akinbade visited  his palace. A

Oluwo of Iwoland

kinbade, a PDP gubernatorial aspirant was there to seek his royal blessings.


While condemning the  decisions by politicians in the area to take different lanes which he said had gotten  the  Iwo axis denied several opportunities, the top monarch  consequently warned those he classified as the  ‘political rebels’  to take steps that will result in  positive  advantages for Iwo  city or risk the wrath of the  ancestors of the ancient town. Another PDP governorship hopeful, Otunba Adebayo Waliyu Oladosu Rovet was also at the palace to seek  royal blessing of the Oluwo on Wednesday.. Otunba Waliyu who submitted that seeking  the blessings of  the prominent Oba and that of the entire indigenes  of Iwoland is considered important and mandatory stating that  he couldn’t have gone ahead to declare his intention to vie for the  governorship position without securing the support of the people of  his hometown and the royal father in particular. In his remarks, the Oluwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, reiterated his commitment to  the ‘Iwolokan’ agenda, stating that it is not open to compromise.


The first class monarch made it abundantly clear  and sent messages to the appropriate quarters particularly the leadership of the PDP and  the other political parties not to make the mistake of not fielding someone among  his subjects as the candidate. The people of Iwoland will according to him only vote for the  party that gives the ticket to an indigene of  Iwo regardless of  the platform.


Among the traditional rulers that joined the monarch in receiving the guber aspirants are ; the Ologburo of Ogburo, Oba Asimiyu Sodeeq Agboluaje, Onisaji of Oke Isaji, Oba Alade Akinade, Olota of Ilota, Oba Adetunji Akano, Onikoyi of Ikoyi, Oba Abdulafeez Badeji Adigun, Alawuje of Awuje, Oba Oladosu Agbaje Akinlawon, Oloja of Agberire, Oba Alajide and some Chiefs