Ooni debunks reports Adeleke promised him private jet

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi says media reports that Senator Ademola Adeleke promised to buy him a private jet were false.

The reports had said Adeleke promised he would provide the monarch an aircraft if he (Adeleke) succeeds Gboyega Oyetola as Osun State governor. Adeleke visited the Ooni on Wednesday.

Reacting to the reports, the Ooni’s spokesman Moses Olafare on Friday said that there was no such report issued from the palace, adding that the politician’s speech was twisted to drag the respected stool of the Ooni in the mud.

He also said the truth could be sought from videos that emanated from the visit.

Mr. Olafare added that the Ooni’s singular request was for a credible election, devoid of crisis for the betterment of all, which the PDP chieftain agreed to.

According to him, it is the usual character of all political office aspirants to make several promises like the reconstruction of roads in Ile-Ife and completion of the Osun State Airport project at Ido-Osun, among others.

“On the controversial ‘Private Jet’, it is a common knowledge that the Adeleke family has a fleet of private planes which could have been the basis for the governorship hopeful to have lightly said ‘Royal Father, private jet you may need for your trips are readily available’,” he stated.