The purported dethronement of Onido of Ido, Chief Muritala Babalola by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has been described as a wicked rumour that has no iota of truth.

This was disclosed by the Ibadan paramount ruler in his Alarere residence on Monday while reacting to the rumour of the dethronement of Chief Babalola, saying the palace was not in anyway in the know of the said dethronement.

Asking the public to disregard the rumour described as wicked and malicious attempt to cast aspersion on the throne of Olubadan and personality of Oba Balogun, the monarch said he would not do anything to rumpture the peace and tranquility of his domain.

According to him, ”I cherish peace and covet it as well. Only the Almighty Allah enthrones and it is He alone that can as well dethrone. I’m Olubadan today by the benevolence of the same Almighty Allah, who enthroned the current Onido.

“I appeal to everybody involved in spreading the damaging rumour to desist as I assure the Baale and my people of Ido to remain calm and peaceful and go about their normal activities without let or hindrance”, Olubadan added.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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