Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has cautioned South West politicians against division and dissention in the Interest of the Yoruba race.
Oba Ogunwusi gave the advice in his palace on Monday, while addressing members of the South West Agenda for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA), led by Senator Dayo Adeyeye and other leaders of All Progressives Congress.
Ooni counselled the politicians to make the interest of the Yoruba race a priority rather than the interest of an individual.
“It is very important for us in the South West to maintain unity. We should not have a divisive house. It is not enough for us to go about South West agenda without unity among the Yoruba race. Our unity should not only be in politics but all areas of our life in Yoruba land. I pray that the South West will maintain unity at all times. When we advocate for unity, that is how we will experience development in our region.
“I want to implore the politicians, you are known for dissenting from agreements. All of you that is advocating for SWAGA should first embrace unity. I charge you to be conscious of Yoruba interest other than self-interest. It is common to the politicians, they will form a political party and also be a machinery of it breaking. You should come together, everything is not about politics but we must embrace Omoluabi ethos.
“On the reason for your movement, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, he is a unique breed. He has touched so many lives in the country, his values are indelible,” Oba Ogunwusi said.
Ooni advised the delegation to make truth and unity their watchword and prayed that SWAGA will flourish.
Earlier, Adeyeye informed the monarch why they paid him a visit.,
He said:”We want a royal blessing for SWAGA and want the monarch to help us prevail on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to run for the presidency in 2023.
“Asiwaju is not aware of what we are doing but with what he has done politically in Nigeria, we the leaders of APC comprising of lawmakers are doing this to guarantee that he is accepted in the South West if he shows interest in the presidency.”
Also, the SWAGA delegation visited the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji in his palace.
Oba Oyetunji urged the Yorubas to embrace the interest of the Yoruba race.