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Oyo traditional council debunks rift with Makinde

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Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde

• Amotekun lost seven operatives in course of duty, says governor
• Announces N2.5 million each for deceased families

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Lekan Balogun, has debunked allegation of rift between himself and Governor Seyi Makinde.

He also said that the Ibadan Traditional Council had no grudge whatsoever with the governor.

Balogun gave the clarification, yesterday, while fielding questions from journalists after the council’s meeting held at the palace of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

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He said the recent report credited to Adeola Oloko, an aide to Olubadan, on the meeting held earlier by the council and which was duly reported, was misleading and a calculated attempt to set the traditional council members against the governor.

Balogun maintained that aside the fact that the traditional council meeting was populated by members of Olubadan-in-Council, Ibadan Royal Highnesses and Mogajis in Ibadanland, the said meeting was held at Oja’ba yesterday and the opinions expressed were those of the council members and not an individual or personal view as was being fed to the public.

He insisted that the views expressed on insecurity was not to cast aspersion on the integrity of Makinde.

MEANWHILE, Makinde, yesterday, said the Oyo State Amotekun Corps had lost seven of its operatives in the course of duty.

The governor, who disclosed this during a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on the 2022 budget, announced the payment of N2.5 million each to the families of the deceased.

He also promised to give scholarship to the deceased children and assist the respective families in areas needed.

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