IN what many considered the unimaginable, Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola was recently shocked to his bone marrow as his political god-father, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade told him point–blank, of his (Ooni) decision to withdraw from partisan politics.
Recent investigations conducted by OSUN DEFENDER revealed that the embattled governor had earlier gone to the monarch’s palace to intimate him on efforts made so far in validating Justice Thomas Damar Naron – led tribunal’s verdict.
According to impeccable sources, Oyinlola had, earlier in the week, made several contacts across the country on ways to swing the pendulum of justice in his favour.
Sources further revealed that in the course of his consultations, the governor was informed of the monarch’s influence and capability of getting things done in Oyinlola’s favour.
On hearing this, Oyinlola was reported to have smiled, confident of having Oba Sijuwade’s ears at all times and instantly headed towards the Ooni’s palace in Ile-Ife without any previous appointment, on his arrival in the state from Australia.
The medium further gathered from sources that in his traditional way of visiting the first-class traditional ruler, Oyinlola had gone to the palace with his usual large entourage, without the slightest premonition of what awaited them.
However, the governor reportedly suffered his first jolt as he was disallowed from going beyond the palace’s first gate with his whole entourage, based on an earlier instruction from the monarch.
After much noise and phone calls, the governor eventually bowed to the wishes of the palace security and went into the palace’s expansive court-yard with only his ADC and the driver.
The embattled pro-third term governor then found his way into the monarch’s visitors’ room, where Oba Sijuwade traditionally attends to his visitors and not the inner –chamber, where he had held several closed –door meetings with Oyinlola in the past.
Oyinlola was then subjected to about three agonizing hours of waiting where efforts were being made by some palace chiefs to persuade the monarch to spare few minutes for the governor.
The medium further gathered that all efforts to get the monarch’s listening hear to attend to his political god-son proved abortive as Oba Sijuade remained adamant in his resolve to have nothing to do with Oyinlola or partisan politics in Osun State again.
The monarch, sources further revealed, had reportedly taken the decision in accordance with his subjects’ advice on his past roles in the political development of the state so far.
Other reason behind Oba Sijuade’s action is reported not to be unconnected with an earlier prophesy in a church in Osogbo, predicting that unless the monarch does away with partisan politics, fatal calamities await him and his remaining days, with a trusted high chief in attendance.