Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, has disputed rumors that Senator Ademola Adeleke promised him a private jet.
This was contained in a statement provided to NAN on Friday in Ile-Ife by the Directorate of Media and Public Affairs of the Ooni of Ife’s Palace, Mr Moses Olafare.
Olafare warned the people not to believe a viral allegation that a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, pledged to secure an airplane for the Ooni during a courtesy visit on Wednesday.
Despite the fact that the politician’s statement was manipulated by some writers with hidden objectives, including dragging the respected stool of the Ooni into the mud, he said that no such report was sent from the palace.
The Press Secretary underlined that the truth could be discovered through the visit’s videos.
Ooni’s sole plea, according to Olafare, was for a credible election free of crises for the sake of everybody, which the PDP leader agreed to.
According to him, all political office candidates and party candidates, including the visiting Senator Adeleke, have a habit of making a number of promises, including the repair of roads in Ile-Ife and the completion of the Osun State Airport project at Ido-Osun, among others.
“Unfortunately, key critical bullet points were omitted from the viral news reports.
“On the contentious “Private Jet,” it’s well known that the Adeleke family owns a fleet of private planes, which could have been the impetus for the governorship candidate to say it casually.
“‘Royal Father, private jets are readily accessible for your trips,’ he said.
According to Olafare, it is absurd to see such falsehoods trending on ostensibly legitimate news venues, such as major dailies.
According to him, the Ooni’s palace wishes to warn the general public against accepting the bogus news, which he claims is a falsehood from the bottom of hell.
“Adeleke’s visit was not the first and would never be the last political visit to the Ooni and other traditional rulers across the State, as we approach election year in Osun, while other aspirants, including the incumbent governor, are still coming to make their promises as usual,” according to the Press Secretary.