Traditional heads in Oyo State said that they have no reason to regret supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the February 25th presidntial elections.
The Oyo State traditional council made this known on Tuesday.
It would be recalled that the erswhile Head of State, on Friday, at a public function in Iseyin, Oyo State, ordered some traditional rulers to rise and sit down.
It was gathered that Obasanjo commandment followed the traditional rulers’ decision to support Tinubu against his preferred candidate, Peter Obi, in the 2023 general elections.
While reacting to the development, the traditional rulers said they had no regrets supporting Tinubu.
The Olugbon of Orile Igbon, who is the Deputy Chairman of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Francis Olushola Alao, said this in a release obtained by DAILY POST on Tuesday.
He maintained that what happened on Friday incident was an internal issue.
The Olugbon continued that the issue would be appropriately addressed at the next meeting of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
The statement reads: “The outburst of former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo against traditional rulers in attendance at the inauguration of the Iseyin Campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) on Friday, September 15, has generated anger and varied responses from true sons and daughters of Oduduwa in all sections of society.
“All the royal fathers involved understand the pain caused by the incident and appreciate the well-placed reactions. I wish to state that the incident is an internal affair that will be properly reviewed at the next meeting of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
“Let it, however, be well noted that traditional rulers in Oyo State have no regrets in supporting Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Seyi Makinde in the last election and will be willing to support them even in the future.
“This is the clear position of monarchs in Oyo State. Any other information from anywhere that is contrary to this should be disregarded.”