The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, did not vote because he
sees all the governorship candidates in Osun State as his subjects.
Lowa Adimula of Ife, High Chief Adekola Adeleye, who said he is the
Ooni’s second in command “to the left”, explained that the Ooni cannot
be seen to be taking sides with any of the candidates.
There is a polling unit by his palace, but he did not come out to vote.
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.
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 The Nation.
Ooni’s traditional Aide De Camp said the
royal father only blessed all the candidates, wished them well and
prayed for a peaceful election.