Mogajis in Ibadanland, otherwise known as authentic Mogajis on Friday denied the news going round that the group had endorsed the chairman of the Motor Park manger in Oyo state, Mukaila Lamidi.
The group described the story as a false information emanating from some people who are desperate to descredit the good name of the family heads in Ibadan land, rather than protecting the lofty position of Mogajis.
Authentic Mogjis in a statement issued and signed by the coordinator of the group, Mogaji Abdlejlili Adanla, its chairman, Mogaji Moshood Akere, Vice chirman, Mogaji Abass Oloko, secretary, Mogaji Akeem Badmus, said they were amazed by the social media reports going round that they have endorsed the NURTW chairman in the state.
According to the statement, the Mogjis in Ibadan land are not in partisan politics and would never venture into the affairs of the NURTW in the state, but will continue to advocate for betterment of Ibadan land, Olubdan stool and Oyo state as a whole.
The statement further urged the people of Ibadan land to disregard the story, just as it says the picture used along with the story was old pictures of Mogjis after their meetings in the last three years.
“We never had a meeting where we endorsed anybody as the motor park manger. We Mogjis are more than 300 in Ibadan land with Mogaji Abdlejlili Adanla as coordinator. How could the group endorsed someone without the consent of the coordinator, the chairman, vice chairman, secretary and even members are not aware,” he queried.
The statement therefore urged those behind the fake news to consider the interest of the people in Oyo State, Iabdan land and their family they are representing as paramount important than their selfish interest for better society.
“We urged the people behind the purported fake news to be mindful of their family name and the interest of Ibadan land should be prioritised. We are not going to drag our family name to politics and we are not going to involve our names in the issue of NURTW in the state,” he said.