IBADAN – FOLOWING rumour that voting was going on in the Monatan Palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, during the presidential election, some security agents were sent to verify the authenticity of the claim.

But, after searching the nooks and crannies of the palace, nothing incriminating was found.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the palace  yesterday.

He restated his earlier stance that he would not engage in partisan politics.

Describing the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers, the monarch called for adequate security during the governorship election slated for next Tuesday.

In the statement by Chief I.A. Akinpelu, the monarch said the provision of adequate security was necessary to give confidence to eligible voters and also enable them to come out and vote without any fear.

According to the statement, “For over the past four decades, His Royal Majesty has not engaged in partisan politics. Immediately he ascended to the throne, one of his first pronouncements was that members of Olubadan-in-Council should not participate in partisan politics”.

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