Osun decides: Why the Ooni of Ife has refused to vote in Osun elections

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has refused to vote. And according to the Ooni’s second in command, High Chief Adekola Adeleye, the Ooni cannot be seen to be taking sides with any of the candidates because he sees all the governorship candidates in Osun State as his subjects.And even though there is a polling unit by the Ooni’s palace, he did not come out to vote.

“It’s not good for the Ooni to vote for any candidate. If he must vote, it will be for all the candidates because he’s the father of all, but that’s not possible, so kingmakers advised him not to vote.

“He cannot take sides. All the candidates are Ooni’s subjects and so it’s better for a father to be neutral when his children are in a contest,” Adeleye told our reporter.

However, traditional Aide De Camp said the royal father has prayed and given his blessing to all the candidates.

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