Ahead of the 2023 general election, former President
Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed to the Ooni of Ife,
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, not to endorse any political
aspirant contesting for any public office during the
The former President made the appeal at an event held
at the palace of the Ooni on Saturday, December 11.
Speaking on the 2023 elections, the former president
said as a father to all, politicians will approach the
monarch for support, but the best he should do is to
“pray for such a person and let him go”.
“All the sons and daughters of Yorubaland, no matter
where they are or their standpoint, will come to meet
you. This is expected because you are the father of all.
Anyone of them who says that he is interested in
politics, just pray for him and let them go. Anyone who
approaches you and says that he wants to be president
or governor, just pray for such a person and let him go.
Don’t direct Yoruba people to support any aspirant, as
we don’t all go in the same direction, which is part of
our strength in Yorubaland,” he said.