The Ondo State government has announced the indefinite suspension of the one year celebration of Oba Sunday Ajimoh, the Alale of Akungba Akoko,in Akoko South West Local Government Area.
The celebration had been scheduled for tomorrow Friday, February 23, 2018.
A letter addressed to Oba Ajimoh by the Director, Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Adeyemo on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and obtained by The Politico on Thursday, directed that the event be put on hold in view of an unfavourable security report.
“There is a threat to peace and security as a result of the proposed programme. The state government has therefore directed that the proposed anniversary celebration be suspended indefinitely. ” The letter read in part.
He said government would not allow anything truncate the prevailing peace in all parts of the state, ‘including Akungba Akoko which hosts one of the state universities.’
Adeyemo said relevant security agencies have also been briefed of the latest development.
It will be recalled that at the twilight of the Olusegun Mimiko led government,it announced Ajimoh as the substantive monarch of the university community.
But the present government had in July 2017 ordered the indefinite suspension of Oba Ajimoh’s coronation citing security concerns.