Ooni Appeals For Release Of Presidential Results

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife has a message for Nigerian politicians.

He told politicians to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conclude the ongoing collation of presidential election results.

While suing for peace, the monarch said Nigerians have suffered enough, stating the low-income earners were eagerly waiting for the electioneering period to be over so they can resume normal activities.

In a statement at the Ile Oodua Palace, Ile-Ife on Tuesday, the Ooni, who is the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), said: “The imbroglio developing from the Presidential election of Saturday is unnecessary, distracting and totally unacceptable. The nation does not need it at the moment.

‘’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 not to do anything capable of heating up the polity as this dangerously amounts to torching up a simmering fire of Nigerian cohesion.

“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.’’

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