Princess Omolara Balogun has described an allegation levelled by Princess Yinka Balogun Gbadamosi against a younger brother to His Imperial Majesty, Oba Senator (Dr) Lekan Balogun, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Kola Balogun as false and malicious.
It appears that there is an ongoing rift between the duo over an undisclosed matter, hence why Princess Yinka is using the media against Sen. Balogun.
Princess Yinka had alleged that Senator Kola Balogun, for the past three years, had withheld the monarch’s passport and prevented him from seeing his doctors in the UK, an allegation which Princess Omolara said was outright fabrication aimed at gaining cheap popularity.
She also posted on her Facebook timeline, saying: “If anything happens to my father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Olalekan Balogun, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, his brother Senator Kola Balogun should be held responsible.”
Meanwhile, in a statement personally signed on Monday, Princess Omolara Balogun claimed to have advised her younger sister to desist from her malicious tendencies towards a distinguished member of the family saying: “Such nefarious activities are counterproductive and a disservice to our noble heritage which the general public should discontenanced.”
According to the statement, Senator Kola Balogun enjoys a close, cordial and unblemished relationship with the monarch and had always displayed true affection for one another.
The statement read in part: “My attention has been drawn to a Facebook post in which my junior sister, Princess Yinka Balogun Gbadamosi alleged that a prominent member of our family and younger brother to His Imperial Majesty, Oba Senator (Dr) Lekan Balogun, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Kola Balogun, had for the past three years, withheld the monarch’s passport and prevented him from seeing his doctors in the UK.
“In as much as I will not like to join issues with Yinka, who has overtime displayed a big appetite in spewing outright falsehood, lies and fabrications in order to gain cheap popularity, I am constrained by the need to set the record straight and disabuse the minds of unsuspecting Nigerians who may be hoodwinked by the antics of a misguided mischief maker bent on causing divisions within the family for her personal and selfish interest.
“No one in the family can deny the fact that Senator Balogun enjoys a close, cordial and unblemished relationship with his elder brother. The Balogun brothers had always displayed true affection for one another and had been supportive of each other in their careers and personal trajectories of life.
“It is a known fact to members of Aliiwo family that Senator Balogun does not treat with levity whatever concerns his elder brother, his health inclusive. His contribution to the well-being of his brother before, during and after his ascension to the throne of Olubadan cannot be ignored or overemphasised by well-meaning members of the family.
“Not only are Yinka’s siblings, pleased with Senator Balogun for his efforts in the welfare and well-being of his brother, Aliiwo family as a whole acknowledge with a great sense of pride the lawmaker’s display of the true saying that blood is thicker than water.
“I advise Yinka to desist forthwith from her malicious tendencies towards a distinguished member of our family. Her nefarious activities are counterproductive and a disservice to our noble heritage which the general public should discountenanced”, she added.