- The Ooni of Ife has been asked to stop open support open endorsement of any political office seeker
- Former President Olusegun Obasanjo gave this warning recently while advising the monarch to be father to all
- Obasanjo also told the Ooni not to direct Yoruba people to support any aspirant for political position, because the race was not known for following a single political party
Highly respected Yoruba monarch, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been warned against openly supporting any political office seeker.
The warning was issued by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
According to Obasanjo, roles of traditional monarchs should end in offering prayers for whoever visit them to discuss politics.
Going further, he told Ooni of Ife, not to direct Yoruba people to support any aspirant for political position, because the race was not known for following a single political party, Punch Newspaper reports.
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He disclosed this at the palace of Ooni in Ile-Ife.
Going further, Obasanjo told Ooni to be wary of those that never wanted him to be installed when he was seeking the throne, but now sought his support to gain political favour, said people of the Yoruba race would never follow a single political party, The Cable added.
“I like your spirit. Those coming to meet you now, if God had permitted them, you would not be in this position and you know that. It is good to have forgiven spirit, but let us know what we are doing.”
Akande relieves Bola Ige's life on earth, describes Olusegun Obasanjo in a most unbelievable way
In another report, Legit.ng reports that in what appears former interim national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bisi Akande, has relieved some of the details that led to the death of Bola Ige a former minister of justice in Nigeria.
Akande in his new book titled, 'My Particpations', which was launched in Lagos on Thursday, December 9, said the assassination of late Ige left many of his friends and associates rudderless.
A former governor of Osun state, Akande said after Ige's death, they were like sheep without a shepherd because the Alliance for Democracy (AD) party which they belonged to at the time had lost a gem.
The Punch reports that shortly after Ige's death, Akande alleged that some of his associates were being hunted by former president Olusegun Obasanjo who he described as a faithless suitor and unblinking political philanderer.
According to Akande, the former president and the late Ige had been friends after a meeting in 1960 when they both served in the government of Colonel Adeyinka Adebayo.
Meanwhile, Yoruba monarch, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has called on descendants of the Yoruba race to eschew disunity and rather, embrace unity and ensure that there is no division among them.
This he says even as he also declared that the unity of the Nigerian entity was not negotiable.
Punch reports that the Ooni made the declaration during an event held in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun state to mark the sixth year of his coronation on Tuesday.