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Ekiti 2018: Ooni preaches against rigging, violence

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has cautioned politicians against misuse of political power with intent to manipulate the July 14 governorship election.

The monarch said the election should not be conducted under the
atmosphere of war, adding Yoruba should resist attempt to set themselves
against one another over elections.

He spoke at the 26th convocation ceremonies of Ekiti State University, where he bagged Doctor of
Public Administration (Honoris Causa).

Oba Ogunwusi said power belongs to God and that time has come for
Ekiti to display its homogeneity, by electing Governor Ayodele Fayose’s
successor through a peaceful and credible poll.

He said: “We don’t want war in the coming election. Power belongs to God and when it comes to election, the people have
the power to elect their leaders and the power to elect doesn’t belong
to the powerful people alone.”

Oba Ogunwusi said the award would motivate him to do more for the
university, as he was committed to be part of any initiative put
in place by the management to move the institution forward.

Governor Fayose said his commitment to education propelled him to
initiate policies that moved Ekiti forward from its 35th position to first in
national examination in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

He added that the state deserves continuity in the July 14
governorship election, so that his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, who
is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can complete the
laudable programmes he began.

He described those conferred with honourary doctorate degrees as
people of integrity, who had contributed to the nation’s development in all spheres.


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