Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has urged Nigerians, irrespective of party affiliations, to support Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the new Nigerian President after he takes over from the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari of May 29.
The foremost monarch, who spoke in Lagos while hosting a delegation from Kenyan President, William Ruto at his Lagos residence, particularly appealed to supporters of candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi to sheathe their swords in the overall interest of the country.
Atiku former Vice President was named the second and Obi, former Governor of Anambra State, the third in the February 25 presidential poll, where Tinubu was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
At the event, where Kenya’s Chief of Staff Francis Koskie; Dangote Group Chairman Aliko Dangote; Propetrol Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Harry Ebohen; Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun and a fintech executive Kunmi Demuren, were present, the monarch said the path forward with the Tinubu presidency regardless of political affiliations would create the right environment for investment.
Stressing that putting Nigeria on the right path to greatness should be a collective effort as the election has come and gone, he said: “As the presidential inauguration approaches, I beseech you all, young and old, Obidients and Atikulates, hopeful and weary, amiable and passionate, to lay down your arms.
“There is no reason to waste time looking back; all we have is today and the future. Now is the time to embrace our diversity and uniqueness. We may differ in opinions 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.”