The Otunba Asoludero chieftaincy titled earlier scheduled to be conferred on former Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha has been withdrawn.
The withdrawal was announced by the Eselu of Iselu Kingdom, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, who also directed for the cancellation of the installation ceremony earlier scheduled to hold on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
The monarch had earlier pronounced Okorocha as the Otunba Asoludero of Iselu kingdom in Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State on the strength of
Okorocha’s “exemplified track record of unifying different tribes across the country”.
The reversal letter dated August 9, was signed by the Oba and addressed to Okorocha.
In the letter to Okorocha on Monday; the traditional ruler, explained that the chieftaincy title was withdrawn “in the interest of peace and harmony” but maintained that the Iselu kingdom still hold Okorocha in high esteem.
He advised him to accept the withdrawal as an act of God.
Part of the letter read, “Senator sir, I must state that my decision to withdraw the chieftaincy title earlier conferred on you is not premised on any hatred for you but is done in the interest of peace and harmony.
“For the records, I want to declare to Your Excellency that Eselu-in-Council and the good people of Iselu Kingdom; will continue to love you and other well-meaning Nigerians, home and abroad. Your Excellency should note that the doors of my palace will continue to remain open to you and other patriotic Nigerians; at all times for the progress of my community and Nigeria, in general.
“My advice to Your Excellency is that you should continue to help the needy in Nigeria; especially through your Foundation.
The letter further read, “Also, do not forget that development of every society requires all hands to be on deck; hence Your Excellency’s continuous show of love towards the development of Iselu Kingdom will always be greatly appreciated.
“Sir, it is my belief that what tomorrow will be, will be determined by the future.
“Therefore, I appeal that you should see this development as an act of God. I pray to the Almighty God to continue to be with you in your political career and in all your endeavours.
“Any inconveniences this withdrawal of the chieftaincy title might have caused you are indeed regretted.
“Please, accept the assurances of my esteemed regards,” .