Friday, 13 July 2018

Ooni Of Ife Breaks Silence Over Sad Incidents Happening In Ekiti

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II says he is unhappy about the happenings in the state of affairs for the July 14 governorship elections, Channels Television has reported.

Speaking while hosting the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright at his palace in Ile-Ife in Osun State, the Ooni called for an end to crisis and violence.

"What's happening in this country during this election period?" "Where is peace, there is progress?"

"I specifically warn all young people in Ekiti state to maintain peaceful coexistence before, during and after the election, as they will be productively discover themselves," Ooni said.

He also urged the youths to be used as agents of electoral violence and criminality. He said the youths should be in the political future.

The British envoy, Paul Arkwright who is also the United Kingdom Chief Observer to Nigeria on the Ekiti gubernatorial electione joined the Ooni and called for free, fair, credible and peaceful election in Ekiti State on Saturday.

He said the purpose of his observation of the conduct of the 2019 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The British High Commissioner also calls for calm urging residents to shun electoral violence. He added that the crisis can not add any value to the growth and development of the state.

In the race of preparation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (PDP) election from the popular Fajuyi Park in Ado Ekiti, where they were holding a rally ahead of the governorship election in the state.

The State governor, Ayodele Fayose later accused police of beating and brutalizing PDP supporters in the state.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Habila Joshak in reaction said the police could not have denied.

He explained that the police only carried out their duties in the area.

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