The Ayangburen and Paramount Traditional Ruler of Ikorodu Kingdom, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi has described as fake, the news being circulated on social media that there would be restrictions of movement in Ikorodu Division ahead of tomorrow’s gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, as a result of ‘ORO / ELUKU’ rituals.
Oba Shotobi spoke through the Olumale Eluku of Ikorodu, High Chief Murishiku Banji Oreagba in a statement made available to Ikorodu Oga Radio on Friday.
The statement reads;
On Behalf Of H.R.M. Oba Abdul Kabir Adewale Shotobi (The Ayangbure Of Ikorodu Kingdom), High Chief Murisiku Olabanji Oreagba (The Olumale Eluku Of Ikorodu) and all the Eluku Chiefs Of Ikorodu hereby disclaim the rumours posted and circulating online that there will be Eluku Festival in Ikorodu Division on the said dates.
Please, everyone (Indigenes and Non-Indigenes) can go out to their respective duties/places.
Corroborating Oreagba, a former Commissioner for Information in Lagos State, Otunba Ayodele Elesho, the Agba Akin of Ikorodu Kingdom and Spokesperson of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi has also debunked the social media news, describing it as false.
‘There is absolutely nothing like that. It is absolutely untrue and a complete falsehood. The news should be disregarded’, he said.
Speaking further, Elesho also quoted Oba Shotobi as encouraging every law-abiding residents of Ikorodu and Its environs to conduct themselves peacefully and come out en-masse to cast their votes in tomorrow’s governorship and State Assembly elections.