- Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been urged to talk to some politicians in the southwest who want to scuttle Tinubu's ambition in 2023
- The plea was made on Monday, January 18, by the former Senate spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, during his visit to Ooni's palace
- Adeyeye, however, warned politicians against being used to divide the southwest over presidential ambition
Dayo Adeyeye, a former spokesman of the Senate, has alleged that some powerful forces from the northern part of the country are bent on using some Yoruba people to destabilise the southwest ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Punch reports that the former senator, who represented Ekiti South senatorial district, begged the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to urge those aspiring to succeed President Mohammadu Buhari from southwest to shelve their ambition for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Legit.ng gathered that Adeyeye spoke in Ile-Ife when he led members of the southwest agenda for 2023 on a courtesy visit to the Ooni in his palace.
He explained that Tinubu had not directed the group to canvas for him ahead of 2023, but said members of SWAGA decided to mobilise support for the ex-governor because he has the capacity to bring the presidency to the southwest.
“Some northern elements want to use some Yoruba people to divide the southwest region. Help us prevail on those that want to contest to shelf the idea. Asiwaju is capable to bring the presidency to the southwest.”
In his reaction, Oba Ogunwusi urged the politicians working for Tinubu to become president to deploy wisdom and avoid arbitrary use of power.
He described Tinubu as a unique Yoruba son, saying the ethnic group is proud of him.
“But first, I want to challenge all politicians here this afternoon to first go and work on yourselves, you must be united if you are indeed for the Yoruba race.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that some allies of the national leader of the APC, Tinubu, gave pieces of advice on how he could achieve his presidential dream in 2023.
It was reported that one of those who spoke on the best ways Tinubu could actualise his ambition was the Ooni of Ife.
Oba Ogunwusi stated that for the former Lagos governor to win the next presidential poll, his campaigners must apply wisdom and not violence or show of power.
The famous Yoruba monarch called on politicians who have thrown their weight behind Tinubu to ensure unity of purpose among themselves.
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