Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has denied writing Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to solicit support for a proposed wedding in Kano State.
A letter has gone viral on the internet where the royal father had purportedly solicited for money for the Kano wedding.
The letter dated February 8, 2022, addressed to the Oyetola was received on behalf of governor by the office of Special Adviser to the governor on Chieftaincy Affairs.
The letter read in parts, “I have the instruction of the His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo to notify you of Oluwo’s decision to marry a princess from Kano Emirate to be precise Ado Bayero Dynasty.
“I wish to remind your Excellency that this kind of royal wedding within two notable traditional institutions in Nigeria will require huge expenses, which necessitate support of the state government financially even logistically”.
However, the Press Secretary to Oluwo, Alli Ibraheem, said on Friday that the palace did not author any letter.
He said, “We didn’t author any letter. The front of the letter you saw is not the one we use for letters by Oluwo. Moreso, if Baba will write government, it will carry his signature”.
Oluwo’s marriage to his Jamaican wife, Ms Chanel Chin, had crashed in December 2019.