Arole Oduduwa, Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II (CFR) asked Nigerians dissatisfied with the outcome of the February 25 presidency to sheath their swords and focus on supporting the winner to build and achieve a better Nigeria.
He called on all Nigerians across the country regardless of party and clan affiliations to unite and work with the elected President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the progress of Nigeria.
Ooni Adeyeye made this call in Lagos while hosting a high delegation sent by Kenyan President, William Ruto headed by Kenya’s Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, Francis Koskie; also Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; CEO of Propetrol Harry Ebohen, Governor of Ogun State; Prince Dapo Abiodun and Fintech Guru Kunmi Demuren who met with the president-elect, Bola Tinubu at his Lagos residence.
It is known that there has been a series of discussions about how Africa can join forces for national development; creating a platform for prosperity through the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), as well as creating an innovative future for our youth.
Ooni said, “Nigeria remains Africa’s largest economy, most populous nation and a political powerhouse.
During my last visit, the President of Kenya assured me of his government’s unwavering commitment to improving the footprint of its nations and businesses in Nigeria.
Africa is the engine of the world and we must transform its priceless natural resources and preserve its ancient wealth for our progress.”
Ooni also stated that as the country transitions to a new government, it is best to have all hands on deck, regardless of candidate choice and party affiliation, as the election is over and running and putting Nigeria on the right path to greatness must be collective efforts.
“As the inauguration of the President draws near, I implore all of you, young and old, novices and acolytes, hopeful and weary, amiable and passionate, to lay down your arms.
“There is no reason to waste time looking back; All we have is the present and the future.
Now is the time to embrace our diversity and uniqueness.
We may differ in our views and approaches to achieving a better Nigeria, but we all want a nation we can be proud of.
Let us come together to support the vision of Asiwaju Gbogbo Ile Oodua,” he said.