The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State Chapter, has lauded Gov. Abiola Ajimobi on the successful coronation of 21 new monarchs in Ibadanland.
The chapter commended Ajimobi in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Olawale Sadare and made available to our reporter in Ibadan on Monday.
It was reported that the governor had installed 21 newly elevated kings, following the adoption of the recommendations made by the retired Justice Akintunde Boade-led Panel of Enquiry.
The party applauded the governor for his passion for recording unprecedented feats in the overall interest of the general populace in the last six years..
“A critical appraisal of the development would leave no one in doubt of the fact that Ajimobi prioritised the rapid development of Ibadan land and Oyo State in general.
“He is determined to leave no stone unturned in his quest to put his people on the same pedestal with the developed societies across the globe.
“We appeal with those who might be aggrieved with the development to take a second look at their position or, better still, seek audience with the state government for further clarification,’’ the party said.
The APC state chapter said that they were fascinated by the words of the governor at the coronation ceremony.
The party quoted the governor as saying: “We are not changing history, we are not changing tradition, we are not changing the culture of Ibadanland.
“Rather, we are elevating and consolidating our traditional institution, the exalted position of the Olubadan of Ibadan as the Imperial Majesty in Ibadanland.
“Likewise, the Olubadan-in-Council and the Chieftaincy Institution, without altering or tinkering with the traditional succession and ascendancy system of the Olubadan Chieftaincy structure“.
The APC appealed to individuals with political interest to desist from giving the issue which bothers more on governance and progress of the society another coloration.
It warned against instigating unsuspecting people against the government, thus creating unnecessary tension in the land ahead of the 2019 general election.