OSOGBO – Feelers from the palace of Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, informed that, the monarch has refused to vote in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state because he considers all the governorship candidates participating in the election as his subjects.
The Lowa Adimula of Ife, High Chief Adekola Adeleye, who said he was the Ooni’s second in command “to the left” explained the paramount monarch cannot be seen to be taking sides with any of the candidates.
Our correspondent observed though there was 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 the kingmakers advised him not to vote.
“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 stressed.