Group Blast Adebutu Says; Sen. Adeola Yayi Is A Son Of Egbaland


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In a fiery press conference held on Sunday, April 21, 2024, the Egba Heritage Defense Council vehemently refuted the recent assertions made by Ladi Adebutu regarding his purported lineage to Egbaland.

The press conference, led by Dr. Abayomi Arabambi, Coordinator of the Egba Heritage Defense Council, addressed a series of claims made by Ladi Adebutu, including his alleged paternal lineage to Egbaland and his aspirations for gubernatorial office.

Adebutu’s assertions were met with staunch opposition from the Council, who described them as “signs of dementia” and “a dream of finding an ocean in a river.” They also pointed out that Adebutu’s defeat in the gubernatorial election to Prince Dapo Abiodun had caused him severe depression, leading to his desperate attempts to fabricate a connection to Egbaland.

Furthermore, the Council clarified that Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola Yayi, a respected figure from Ogun State, indeed has ties to Egbaland through his parents’ lineage. Similarly, they highlighted Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola’s esteemed background, further debunking Adebutu’s claims.

Dr. Arabambi condemned Adebutu’s tactics as treacherous and deceitful, aimed at hoodwinking the people of Egbaland for his own political gain. He emphasized the integrity and credibility of Senator Yayi and Ambassador Isola, contrasting them with Adebutu’s questionable motives.

The press conference also addressed Adebutu’s alleged association with individuals who resort to slander and unethical behavior. Dr. Arabambi called out the “mannerless duo” supporting Adebutu’s campaign, accusing them of recklessly spending family wealth in a futile attempt to secure political power.

Throughout the conference, Dr. Arabambi highlighted the fallacious reasoning and intellectual charlatanism employed by Adebutu and his associates, stressing the need to set the record straight for the public’s benefit.

Dr. Arabambi asserted that Adebutu’s attempts to claim governance over Ogun State through Egbaland were baseless and doomed to fail. He urged Adebutu to prepare for the 2051 gubernatorial election instead, as his aspirations for office in the near future were futile.

In order to preserve the integrity of the esteemed Sons of Egbaland and Ogun state, it’s imperative to set the records straight. Distinguished figures such as Sen. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (YAYI) and His Excellency Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola hail from respected lineages and should not have their legacies tarnished by perennial political contenders from the PDP.

Sen. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola’s father, Ayinde Adeola Ogunleye, hails from Ago Isaga compound in the Pahayi area of Ilaro, while his mother, Madam Abeeni Olasunbo Ogunleye (nee Akinola), is a proud descendant of the Odutolu family house in Kemta Abeokuta. Sen. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola holds significant chieftaincy titles, including Aremo of Yewa Land, Aare-Gbobaniyi of Ilaro, and Araba of Isaga-Orile.

Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola, born into the family of Chief Ibrahim Isola Tairu and Hajiya Amudalat Ajiun Isola of Abeokuta, served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UK and Chairman of the Accreditation Committee of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth. He held various esteemed titles, including Saraki Adinni of Ipokia and Baba Adinni of Yoruba Land, Edo, and Delta States.

The affirmation of their lineage by the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewa Land underscores their unquestionable heritage.

Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola was a devoted Muslim who is the:
(1) Saraki Adinni of Ipokia,
(2) Apesin of Isiwo,
(3) Agba -Akin Of Imala
(4) Otun Of Erunwon,
(5) Olu -Omo Of Gbagura,
(6) Otitifarati Of Owu Kingdom,
(7) Tayese Of Oke-Ona Egba,
(8). Tayese of Egbaland
(9) Baba Adinni Of Yoruba Land, Edo and Delta States

It’s irrefutable that The Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of YEWA LAND confirmed Sen Solomon Olamilekan Adeola YAYI’s family lineage with the AREMO OF YEWA LAND CHIEFTANCY.

Additionally, Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola received a warm welcome back to Ogun State via a reception organized by Egba Sons and daughters, with the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland in attendance.

Your false claims of Egbaland indigenship pale in comparison to the credentials of these two illustrious sons of Egbaland and Ogun State. Your assertions are proven false, and those misleading you about securing the Governorship slot through Egbaland are misguided.

Your captivity to political maneuvering and the misleading information spread by your associates, particularly regarding Egba Chieftaincy titles, is not only amusing but absurd.

Your actions reflect a lack of shame, and it’s evident you’re under a misguided influence. Your desperate attempts to govern Ogun State are futile, as evidenced by your disregard for truth and the realities of the political landscape.

Mr Ladi Adebutu’s attempt to enter the 2027 Gubernatorial Election fray disregards the achievements of past and present governors from Ogun East. His press statement lacks substance and is merely a rehash of biased opinions.

Despite his privileged background, Adebutu’s desperation to govern Ogun State demonstrates a lack of integrity. His comments seem to stem from a temporary lapse in judgment.

Having failed in previous attempts to influence Ogun State politics, Adebutu’s endeavor to align with the EGBA Agenda 2027 is futile. His claims of taking over governance from Egbaland are baseless.

Your assertion that I am ashamed of my father’s name is unfounded. My father’s legacy is well-known, unlike your own background, which lacks credibility until your association with Late Senator Prince Buruji Kashamu.

In conclusion, my responses highlight the need to address the fallacious reasoning, intellectual dishonesty, and moral scruples evident in the press statement issued by Tunde Oyekoya and Afolabi Orekoya on behalf of Ladi Adebutu’s Governorship campaign.

The press conference concluded with Dr. Arabambi’s signature, reaffirming his commitment to defending the heritage and integrity of Egbaland.


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