Dr. Olapade Agoro, Presidential candidate of the National Action Council (NAC), on Sunday hailed the decision of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, not to cast his vote in the last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state.
There were media reports that Oba Ogunwusi did not vote despite the fact there is a polling unit by the palace, because he saw all the governorship candidates in the Osun State as his subjects.
Speaking with newsmen in Ibadan on Sunday, Agoro commended the revered Yoruba traditional ruler, describing his action as “very laudable and respectable”.
The NAC Presidential candidate maintained that what the Ooni Ogunwusi did was honouring the throne of Oduduwa and the whole of Yoruba race.
According to him, “The Ooni ‘risa, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi has placed himself on the side of honour. The position of the Ooni of Ife is above all political positions. The Ooni should be a rally point for all sons and daughters of Oodu, irrespective of political inclinations.
“The Ooni has been doing well since he ascended the exalted throne. He has been promoting the rich culture of the Yoruba race above political considerations. So far, so good,he has been doing good job on the throne”.
Agoro also felicitate with Ooni Ogunwusi on the forthcoming Olojo Festival that will be celebrated in Ile – Ife, advising the monarch not to allow politicians to use the traditional festival for political campaign.
He urged the Ooni of Ife to promote the Olojo Festival into a trado – cultural festival that will be celebrated beyond the confines of Ile-Ife.