The attention of the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Odundun II, the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure, has been drawn to the sacrilegious act carried out at the Ondo State Secretariat of the All Progressive Congress early this morning.
The palace condemns the attitude of some miscreants who went and sealed the entrance of the party secretariat with the traditional palm fronds which is the traditional means of sealing off premises in Akureland.
We want to state that carrying out traditional sealing-off of premises remains the prerogative of the Palace.
The Deji of Akure remains non-partisan and a father to all political aspirants and never authorized such.
Oba Ogunlade frowns at this attitude and wishes to inform the general public that such act did not emanate from the palace.
We wish to inform you that any attempt to desecrate the tradition will be vehemently rebuffed.
It is certain that those who carried out this condemnable act are not aware of the cultural and traditional implications of this action.
The palace is a-political and therefore should not be dragged into the internal wrangling of any party.
The Palace has sent its emissaries to carry out a thorough investigation of the matter and we are confident that the culprits will be apprehended in no distant time.
We call on the APC party executives to unravel the circumstances behind this abominable act.
We equally call on security agencies to investigate and bring to book those behind the sacrilegious act so as to serve as deterrent to would-be persons.
We want to state without mincing words that the palace has nothing to do with and equally condemns it in its entirety.
CPS, Deji of Akure Kingdom