Election Results: Finally, Ooni of Ife Speaks Over Obasanjo’s Call for Election Cancellation

Election Results: Finally, Ooni of Ife Speaks Over Obasanjo’s Call for Election Cancellation

  • Aggrieved individuals and groups have been urged to maintain calm over the just concluded 2023 presidential polls
  • Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, made this appeal hours after agitations were making the rounds for the cancellation of polls
  • According to the monarch, aggrieved parties can seek redress by using the appropriate means of seeking resolution

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called for peace and urged electoral stakeholders to tread the path of resolution rather than calls for the cancellation of the 2023 presidential polls.

The Arole Oduduwa appealed on Tuesday, February 28, hours after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo called for elections to be cancelled in areas where the violence was recorded during the elections.

Ooni of Ife
Ooni called on aggrieved individuals to seek legit procedures in venting their displeasure over the conduct of the election. Photo: Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi - Ojaja II
Source: UGC

According to Ooni, he said the nation does not need any form of distraction as it will be detrimental to the peace of the country.

As reported by Daily Trust, he said:

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“All over the world, elections are known to be disputed. And the tension must be addressed in a way in line with law of the land and in accordance with the best global practices.”
“All politicians involved and their respective political parties without exception (need) not to do anything capable of heating up the polity as this dangerously amounts to torching up a simmering fire of Nigerian cohesion.”

The Yoruba monarch further urged Nigerians to keep calm and exercise patience, noting that the country's unity and progress come first before any individual, no matter how powerful.

He said:

“Nigeria and indeed some Nigerians are yet to recover from the hurts that emanated from the mismanagement of the #ENDSARS protest. That is why we must be watchful of our conduct and speeches.

“Nigerians have suffered enough and any form of uproar will add to the already harsh condition of living for Nigerians especially the poor and vulnerable amongst us. I equally urge our youths to resist all pressure to be utilized by unpatriotic elements as thugs.”

2023: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Finally Reacts to Presidential Election Results, Sends Strong Message to UN, Others

Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has rejected APC's Bola Tinubu's victory in the just concluded 2023 presidential election.

Ichie Damian Okeke Ogene, the National Vice President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, alleged that the election was rigged in favour of the APC.

Ogene charged the United Nations and other members of the international community to sanction those who undermine democracy in Nigeria.

INEC declares APC’s Bola Tinubu winner of Nigeria 2023 Presidential Election

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially declared APC's Tinubu as the winner of Nigeria's 2023 Presidential Election.

Professor Mahmud Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, declared Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, the winner of the keenly contested election in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, in Abuja.

He announced that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 6,984,520 and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who scored 6,101,533.

Source: Legit.ng

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