The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he is not happy with how things are shaping in Ekiti State ahead of the governorship election on Saturday.
In a statement released by the Directorate of Media and Public Affairs of Ooni’s Palace, the Monarch said:
“What I heard happening in Ekiti State during this electioneering period does not make me happy as their father. Enough of the crisis; we do not want any crisis in Yorubaland. Where there is violence, progress and tranquillity will be deprived, but where there is peace, there is progress.
“I specifically warn all youths in Ekiti State to maintain peaceful coexistence before, during and after the election, as brighter future awaits them if they productively discover themselves.
“Youths must refuse to be used for political violence that waste lives because they too can become governor or President of the country in the nearest future.”
The monarch, who is the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, believes if this development is not arrested, it can negatively affect other states in the coming elections.