Elekole-in-Council Clarifies Monarch’s Medical Trip Amid Rumors of Disappearance

The Elekole-in-Council has addressed concerns regarding the whereabouts of Oba Adewunmi Fasiku, the Elekole of Ikole Ekiti in Ekiti State, asserting that the monarch sought and obtained necessary permission before embarking on a medical vacation.

In a statement signed by Chief Oluwasayo Okunola, the Second-in-Command to the Elekole and Olotin of Ikole-Ekiti, the council refuted reports suggesting that Oba Adewunmi Fasiku was missing or incommunicado. The statement clarified that the monarch is currently receiving medical treatment abroad and that the people of Ikole Ekiti are aware of his condition.

Responding to claims made by the Save Ikole Group, the council dismissed allegations of secrecy surrounding the monarch’s trip. It affirmed that Oba Adewunmi Fasiku followed due process by seeking approval from the state government before traveling, as required by the constitution. Furthermore, the council asserted that the monarch informed members of the Elekole-in-Council and other chiefs prior to his departure.

The Elekole-in-Council criticized the Save Ikole Group’s assertions, labeling them as unfounded and lacking evidence. It challenged the group to provide the names of the youths they claimed to have advised, emphasizing that the only recognized youth body in Ikole-Ekiti, the Ikole Youth Forum, denied any involvement in planning protests or meeting with the group.

Despite the absence of the monarch, the council highlighted ongoing developments in Ikole Ekiti, including the recent upgrade of the state specialist hospital to a Federal Medical Centre. It emphasized that the community remains optimistic about progress and development, demonstrating resilience in the face of challenges.


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