Osun monarch urges south-east to shun religious, ethnic politics
A monarch in Osun State, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao has called on the people of the South-East geopolitical zone to shun politics of religion and enthnicity, noting that if the presidency is to rotate to the zone they must engage with their counterparts in other zones.
The monarch made this call while speaking on Fresh FM, Ibadan, political programme, on Saturday.
Oba Alao stressed that election is not won on the basis of playing politics of religion and ethnicity.
The traditional ruler noted that the South-East had established a case regarding power rotating towards the zone, adding such would not be accomplished on the basis of sentiments but with the right engagements.
According to him, “It is morally right to say power should go to South East. But before you can come to that conclusion, there must be an engagement. People from the South East should engage their counterparts in the North, South South and South West. Power rotation should be a matter of engagements, you need to engage your people.”
The monarch expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the February 25 presidential election, saying Nigerians voted the president-elect, Senator Bola Tinubu in the interest of equity, justice and unity of Nigeria.
He then criticized those who described the emergence of Tinubu as fraudulent assurring that Tinubu would run all-inclusive government and sever the interst of all region
“Everybody who voted for Tinubu wanted the country to be united. That is what the presidential election symbolises. The victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu symbolises unity, equity and justice.
“Tinubu is not the interest of Yoruba alone, he is the interest of the whole Nigeria. Thank God the election has spoken well. The people have voted,” Oba Alao added.