The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, reportedly failed to discharge his civic duty as he did not vote for any candidate of his choice in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State.
The Lowa Adimula of Ife, High Chief Adekola Adeleye, who said he is the Ooni’s second in command, defended the monarch’s inaction in an interview with The Nation, saying, “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.
“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.”