Osun State government has said it will not reverse the sack of some traditional rulers.
Spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed gave this revelation in a statement obtained by Journalist on Friday in Osogbo.
recalls that the government in a White Paper made public on Thursday ordered fresh selection processes to fill the stool of Aree of Iree and Owa of Igbajo, having nullified the processes that produced them.
The government also declared the stool of Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Olalekan Akadiri vacant, calling on all parties to wait for the determination of a suit on the stool currently pending before the Court of Appeal.
Rasheed, in the statement also said the clarification became necessary following fake news purporting that the government was going back on the decisions contained in the White Paper.
“The attention of the Media Department of the Osun State Governor has been drawn to fake news about the government going back on the decisions contained in a White Paper on chieftaincy matter released yesterday.
The purveyor of falsehood credited the factually incorrect claim to the spokesperson for the Osun State Governor.
“There is no truth in the report and it should be regarded as the handiwork of beneficiaries of illegality perpetrated by the previous administration.
“We want to reiterate that the government stands by the decision of the White Paper and urge the public to discountenance any report to the contrary. I did not at any time make or issue any statement as credited to me. The public should disregard it entirely.