The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has intervened in the ongoing feud between the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abulrosheed Akanbi and traditional worshippers in the Iwo area of the state.
Adeleke communicated through his Chief Press Secretary, Olawale Rasheed, as he issued a warning over the religious conflict in the state, on Sunday.
The Governor deployed his Special Adviser on Security, Mr Samuel Ojo, to Iwo for urgent interface with both sides especially on the celebration of the Isese festival.
The Special Adviser who was at the palace at Iwo met various stakeholders including a telephone conversation with Oluwo who was out of town.
He also had interactions with some traditionalists who had vowed to converge at Iwoland to challenge the traditional ruler who had reportedly banned traditionalists from his domain.
He said, “I came down on the directive of Mr Governor. I spoke with Kabiyesi, Oluwo and he promised to ensure peace and security though he is out of town. I interacted with some other traditional leaders not far from the palace.
“The message is that peaceful co-existence is a must and any group that breaches the peace of the state will have security operatives to contend with.
“We have taken all necessary security precautions. The traditionalists are free to exercise their fundamental human rights. They must act within the bounds of the law.
The Governor has also declared Monday 21st as a public holiday to commemorate the 2023 Isese Day Festival” the Security Adviser noted.