The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, has clarified issue relating his name to the trending leaked conversation between the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi and the founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Ministry, Bishop David Oyedepo.
Recall that in the leaked phone conversation, Mr. Peter Obi alleged that Olofa Ofa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi was the one who hinted him to rely on Bishop Oyedepo to capture the Christian votes from both Kwara and Kogi states.
In the leaked phone conversation, Mr.
Peter Obi was heard loudly saying “I went to Kwara and visited Olofa of Offa who told me that nobody had ever come here, with you no problem but the Christian community in Kwara and Niger, and I am also working in Kogi same way”.
However, a press release by the palace of Olofa of Offa revealed that his name was mentioned in error by Mr. Peter Obi. The press statement released by the Private Secretary to Olofa of Offa, Olayinka Kadri, reads:
“Our attention has been drawn to a leaked audio conversation between the Labour Party Presidential Candidate His Excellency, Mr Peter Obi, and the General Overseer of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) Bishop David Oyedepo which is making the rounds on the internet, and the insinuations from the so-called “exclusive” tape where the name of our royal father was mentioned and wrongly associated with the political mudslinging and intrigues.”
“It is pertinent to state here that the throne of Offa Kingdom is a sacred and revered stool which should not be desecrated on the altar of political shenanigans and disinformation.
“The Olofa of Offa who is a highly respected first-class monarch in Kwara State is father to all irrespective of your religious, ethnic, or tribal colouration.
“His desire for unity, peace, and progress of our dear country is unassailable. We hereby condemn this malicious and mischievous anecdote aimed at discrediting the revered stool of the headquarters of Ibolo Kingdom and advise the general public and mischief makers to refrain forthwith from unguarded manipulation of facts and disinformation.
“HRM Oba Mufutau Muhammed Gbadamosi Ajagungbade I Esuwoye II has always welcomed everyone to his domain irrespective of their status with open arms and felicitations, and would continue to do so.
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Written by Ejiro Hassan (ejiro)
Published 4/3/2023 9:42:23 PM