By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Ooni of Ife, and Co Chairman National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) , Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Monday disclosed that the reported Presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu “is a good signal for the Yoruba race, and that such lofty dream could only be realized through unity.
Oba Ogunwusi stated this in his Ile Odua palace, in Ile Ife while playing host to the organizers of the South West Agenda (SWAGA); a political group projecting the ambition of Asiwaju Tinubu.
The royal father maintained thatthere is the need for politicians promoting the presidential ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, to deploy wisdom and avoid arbitrary use of power.
Ooni Ogunwusi maintained that the reported Presidential ambition of Asiwaju Tinubu “is a good signal for the Yoruba race, and that such lofty dream could only be realized through unity.”, adding, “Asiwaju Tinubu is a very great descendant of Oduduwa. He’s such a unique Yoruba son and we are always proud of him”.
“He is popular and known for uprightness.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. It is you people that form political parties, change from one party to another among other things”, he said.
“With all that said, I want you to know that many will rise with similar interest and it is allowed. I implore you and your principal to deploy wisdom not power so that we will all be on the same page.” We Yorubas are Omoluabis and I want you all to know that everything is not politics. With these in mind, it shall be well with us and we are good to go.”
Speaking, the Chairman for the South West Agenda (SWAGA), Senator Dayo Adeyeye said the visit was to seek the spiritual blessings of the Ooni in recognition of his status as the head of the Yoruba race worldwide.
“Baba, this is the highest throne in Yorubaland and Ile-Ife is the town that gave birth to all the entire Yoruba race. We have come here today seek your blessings and support towards the actualization of having a Yoruba man as the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023”, he said.
Senator Adeyeye added, “in this quest, we have found Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu worthy and that is why we have embarked on this assignment even without being sent.
“We Yorubas must unite ourselves to realize this and not make ourselves tools in the hands of those who might be willing to divide use against ourselves. SWAGA is well known to almost everyone in the country including those from other parts who have declared support for the movement.”
The Osun State coordinator of the group, Hon. (Mrs) Ayo Omidiran while speaking said the group are always in touch with the Ooni and will always keep him informed on all activities.ENDS.