Stop open endorsement of Political office seekers, Obasanjo urges Ooni, other traditional rulers


Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged Yoruba traditional rulers to desist on open endorsement of any political office seeker.

Recall that in recent times some traditional rulers have been endorsing the purported presidential ambition of ex-Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Obasanjo called for a stop to the act  at the palace of Ooni in Ile-Ife during the installation of the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Dr Nterenya Sanginga and his wife, Charlotte Kurara, as Aare and Yeye Afurugbin Ola of the source.

The former president told Ooni to be wary of those that never wanted him to be installed when he was seeking the throne, but now sought his support to gain political favour.

According to him, “I like your spirit. Those coming to meet you now, if God had permitted them, you would not be in this position and you know that. It is good to have forgiven spirit, but let us know what we are doing.”


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