130 Crown Obas endorse Aiyedatiwa

By Adedotun Ajayi

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election in Ondo State, 130 crown Obas in the state have thrown their weight behind Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa as their preferred candidate.

During a courtesy visit to the governor’s office in Akure on Monday, the Chairman of the 130 crown Obas of Ondo State, Oba Samuel Olumide Adeoye, the Molokun of Atijere kingdom, announced the delegation’s endorsement of the governor for the forthcoming primary and general election in the state.

Pix: Ayodele Suberu

The traditional rulers also raised several demands during the meeting, including a request for five percent of local government allocation for traditional rulers, provision of vehicles for Obas to enhance mobility, periodic grading for Obas, healthcare support for sick Obas, and direct placement of their staff under their authority for disciplinary actions.

In response, Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa assured the Obas that their demands were duly noted.

He mentioned that the issue of allocating five percent of local government allocation for traditional rulers was already under consideration, promising to address it within a week.

He also expressed willingness to provide vehicles for traditional rulers in phases and agreed to place their staff directly under their authority.

Regarding the periodic upgrade of Obas, the governor affirmed the administration’s commitment to reviewing and implementing upgrades as necessary.

He assured the traditional rulers that support extended to farmers would also benefits them who have farm land, citing the recent distribution of maize to farmers to stabilize market prices.

Additionally, he reiterated the government’s commitment to supporting sick Obas with healthcare services.

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