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Release white paper on Igbajo Chieftaincy matter - Residents urge Adeleke

Residents of Igbajo, on Thursday, appealed to the Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to release the white paper on the review and assessment committee he set up to look into the chieftaincy matter of the ancient town. 

It would be recalled that the state government had declared the thrones of Akirun of Akirun, Aree of Iree and Owa of Igbajo unoccupied, setting up a  Committee to review their appointments and to ensure there was strict compliance with due process of chieftaincy declarations and native law, custom and tradition.  

The resident in a letter of congratulations to the Governor by the Igbajo Development Association (IDA), a copy obtained by our reporter in Osogbo, noted that they had stayed peaceful since the committee had been set up.

The letter signed by the Association PresidentMrr. Sola Fanowopo, Chief Olabode Adeniyi on behalf of 

Owa - In - Council and the Asiwaju of Igbajoland,  Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, also urged the Governor to fulfil the electoral promises made during his campaign to the town.

The letter reads in part: "On behalf of the Igbajo Development Association (IDA), the good people of Igbajo (Citadel of the Brave), the Owa - In - Council and Asiwaju of Igbajoland we write to Congratulate Your Excellency on your victory and confirmation as the 6th Elected Governor of Osun State.

"We also congratulate you on the double celebration of your Sixty Third (63) years birthday which coincided with your affirmation as the peace-loving Governor of Osun State.

"As a community that is known for hard work, diligence, peace loving and commitment to development through communal efforts, we promised our unalloyed support and solidarity to your administration while requesting that our town should not be left behind in the distribution and citing of your electoral promises and dividend of democracy. 

"In the same vein, we appeal to Your Excellency to please release the white paper on the review and assessment of some traditional stools which affected our town. 

"As a peace loving community that we are known for, we have ensured the observance of peace, justice and tranquillity in the town for the period the review lasted. 

"Finally, we will want to appeal to your administration for the completion of the remaining two kilometres (2km) out of the about fifteen kilometres (15km) Ada - Igbajo Road which the last administration promised to complete while also seeking your administration's support and assistance towards the funding of the Igbajo Polytechnic which invariably is the 1st Government Approved Community Polytechnic in Nigeria.

"We wish you a peaceful, successful and rewarding tenure as the Governor while promising our support and cooperation whenever it is needed."

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