#OsunDecides18: Why the Ooni of Ife chose not to vote in Osun election

Reports have it that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, chose not to vote in the Osun State gubernatorial election. 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.

According to the second in command, the Oba 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.

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“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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