By Solomon Odeniyi
The Asiwaju Musulumi of Iwo, Alhaji Liadi Tella, has accused High Chief Abiola Ogundokun of orchestrating moves to remove the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi.
Tella, a veteran media practitioner also alleged Ogundokun of causing mayhem in Iwo, having failed in his several attempts to remove Oba Akanbi.
He declared that Ogundokun would not succeed in his alleged bid to dethrone Oluwo.
The former Director-General of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), who spoke in a chat with OSUN DEFENDER in Osogbo, stated that rather than plotting to remove Oba Akanbi, Ogundokun should look for means of settling whatever he has against the monarch.
Tella also said Iwo elites were not in support of Ogundokun, because he failed to use his influence to bring development to the town.
He said: “Ogundokun wants to pull down Oluwo at all costs. Ogundokun is not God and he cannot speak for Iwo elites. He is a destroyer of Iwo elites.
“He has been on the neck of Oluwo, orchestrating moves to remove him for personal reasons.
“If he has personal scores to settle with Oluwo, let him proceed and settle it. He should stop the blackmail, the lie-telling and the antagonism against the Oluwo. He should be aware that God enthrones kings and only He can remove them and I wonder why he has been making moves to have him removed. He has been causing mayhem in Iwo; having failed in his several attempts to remove Oluwo.
“He had the opportunity to the lead and develop Iwo, but he never did. He was the closest to the former Head of State, General Sani Abacha in Yorubaland. When local governments were being created, Ede that has less than the population of Iwo was given two additional local governments. Iwo did not get anything.
“Iwo till date remains the largest local government in the state, I want Ogundokun to point to one good thing he did for Iwo. I categorise him as the destroyer of Iwo progress. He should leave Oluwo alone, himself and his cohorts. No matter what he does on Oluwo, he will never succeed.”