The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has debunked the rumour that Senator Ademola Adeleke had promised him a private jet gift.
This is contained in a statement by the Director of Media and Public Affairs of the Ooni of Ife’s Palace, Moses Olafare, on Friday in Ile-Ife.
Olafare admonished the general public to disregard a viral report that stated that a gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, during a courtesy visit on Wednesday, promised to procure an aircraft for the Ooni.
He said that there was no such report issued from the palace despite the fact that the politician’s speech was twisted by some writers with hidden intentions, including to drag the respected stool of the Ooni in the mud.
The Press Secretary clarified that the truth could be sought from videos that emanated from the visit.
Olafare added that Ooni’s singular request was for a credible election, devoid of crisis for the betterment of all, which the PDP chieftain agreed to.
According to him, it is the usual character of all political office aspirants and party’s candidates without exception, including the visiting Adeleke, to make several promises like the reconstruction of roads in Ile-Ife and completion of the Osun State Airport project at Ido-Osun, among others.
Sadly, these developmental bullet points were mischievously ignored in the viral news reports.
“On the controversial “Private Jet”, it is a common knowledge that the Adeleke family has a fleet of private planes which could have been the basis for the governorship hopeful to have lightly said.
“Royal Father, private jets you may need for your trips are readily available,” he stated.