….Says No political meeting held in his Palace before or during 2023 general election.
The Olubaka of Oka-Akoko, Oba Yusuf Adebori Adeleye,OON has frowned at a letter(although unsigned but it’s in the public domain now)purportedly written by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Akoko Southwest local government area of Ondo State, Chief Sehinde Mise, which alleged that a political meeting was held at his palace before the general election.
The foremost monarch denied the insinuation in Mise’s letter to the State Chairman of the party as unfortunate as no political meeting was held to endorse any candidate of the PDP Candidate for the Akoko Southwest constituency-1 House of Assembly election.
In a Press Statement issued by the palace, Oba Adeleye said he was seriously embarrassed by part of the Mise’s letter that dragged the traditional stool into the political crisis.
Chief Mise T.O. in the letter to the APC State Chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin, dated 24th May, 2023, said, “Mise in the letter to the APC State Chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin, said, “They all voted for the PDP. From grapevine, it was learnt that Special Meeting was held at Olubaka’s Palace, where it was decided that the votes were to be cast for their candidate over there, rather than Gbogi Emmanuel from Iwaro.”
However reacting, Oba Adeleye said “that Oka Community frowns at this letter and we will consult our legal team for advice (and necessary action).
“Am a traditional Ruler, 35years on the throne, a former Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas and holder of National Honour of OON, will not descend to a level where I will be holding political meeting in my Palace.”
“That APC has been performing excellently well here since 2012 (governorship) election, that the Palace is not involved in party politics.
“That APC in the area should face its internal crisis and should not shift blames to the Palace. That the Olubaka is seriously embarrassed by this letter which is the public domain now,” the Statement reads.
Oba Adeleye urged politicians to exercise restraint and stop dragging Oka Kingdom traditional institution into partisan politics.