The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has urged the supporters of the presidential candidates in the February 25 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to declare their support for the incoming administration of the “President-elect”, Bola Tinubu.
Politics Nigeria gathered that the monarch made the statement while welcoming a team led by Kenyan President, William Ruto, at the Lagos State annex of his palace.
Francis Koskie, Kenya’s chief of staff, Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Group, Harry Ebohen, CEO of Propetrol, Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, and Kunmi Demuren, a fintech executive, were among the delegation members.
The team had also met with Tinubu to discuss how Africa might work together to achieve collective development, PM Nigeria News reports.
During their visit, Ooni urged all Nigerians to rally behind Tinubu in order to establish a better Nigeria.
He said: “As the presidential inauguration approaches, I beseech you all, young and old, Obidients and Atikulates, hopeful and weary, amiable and passionate, to lay down your arms.
“There is no reason to waste time looking back; all we have is today and the future. Now is the time to embrace our diversity and uniqueness
“We may differ in opinions and approaches to achieving a better Nigeria, but we all want a nation that we can be proud of. Let us come together to support the vision of Asiwaju Gbogbo Ile Oodua.”
Speaking further at the event, Ooni said: “Symbolically, Nigeria remains Africa’s largest economy, most populous nation, and a political powerhouse.