The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II says he is sad concerning the happenings in Ekiti because the state prepares for the July 14 governorship elections.
The monarch spoke whereas internet hosting the British Excessive-Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright at his palace in Ile-Ife in Osun State calling for an finish to disaster and violence.
“What I heard happening in Ekiti State during this electioneering period does not make me completely satisfied as their father. Sufficient of disaster, we do not need any disaster in Yorubaland. The place there is violence, progress and tranquillity might be disadvantaged, however the place there is peace, there is progress. I particularly warn all youths in Ekiti state to keep up peaceable coexistence earlier than, during and after the election, as brighter future awaits them in the event that they productively uncover themselves,” Ooni stated.
He additionally urged the youths not to permit themselves for use as brokers of electoral violence and criminality. He stated the youths ought to slightly goal to steer in the political capability equivalent to governorship or presidency in the closest future.
The British envoy, Paul Arkwright who is additionally the UK Chief Observer to Nigeria on the Ekiti gubernatorial election additionally joined voices with the Ooni and referred to as totally free, honest, credible and peaceable election in Ekiti State on Saturday. He stated the aim of his coming is based mostly on observing the conduct of Ekiti gubernatorial election which precedes 2019 Presidential by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).