- The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, told the opposition that it is best for all hands to be on deck regardless of candidate choice and party affiliations as the election is over
- Ooni appealed to supporters of Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar to sheath their swords and work together with the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the progress of Nigeria
- The first-class monarch described the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the ‘Asiwaju Gbogbo Ile Oodua’
Ikeja, Lagos State – Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife has averred that as Nigeria transitions to a new government, it is best for all hands to be on deck regardless of candidate choice and party affiliations as the election has gone and governance and putting Nigeria on the right path to greatness should be a collective effort.
Ooni Adeyeye made this call in Lagos on Monday, May 8, while hosting a high delegation sent by Kenyan President, William Ruto headed by Kenya’s Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service, Francis Koskie, Vanguard reported.
Also present were the Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; CEO of Propetrol Harry Ebohen; Governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun and Fintech expert, Kunmi Demuren.
“As the presidential inauguration approaches, I beseech you all, young and old, Obidients and Atikulates, hopeful and weary, amiable and passionate, to lay down your arms.
“There is no reason to waste time looking back; all we have is today and the future. Now is the time to embrace our diversity and uniqueness.
“We may differ in opinions and approaches to achieving a better Nigeria, but we all want a nation we can be proud of.
“Let us come together to support the vision of Asiwaju Gbogbo Ile Oodua.”
Obi, Atiku battle Tinubu in court
The Presidential Election Petition Court on Monday adjourned Peter Obi’s petition challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu in the Saturday, February 25 poll.
A five-member panel of the court headed by Haruna Tsammani adjourned the suit until Wednesday, 10 May, after it entertained some preliminary issues from Obi’s legal team led by Livy Uzoukwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Obi, who was the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, came third in the election, but he is praying the court to nullify the polls owing to alleged malpractices by Nigeria’s electoral commission, INEC.
For Atiku, he said Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu, is encumbered by drug and identity scandals.
Atiku and his party are challenging Tinubu’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja. The drug allegation is part of the grounds on which Atiku anchored his petition.
The former vice-president accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Tinubu of fraud and substantial non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the constitution during the conduct of the 25 February election.
10th NASS: South-east senators-elect send strong message to Tinubu
Meanwhile, Hotnewsdrop.com earlier reported that elected senators of the Southeast extraction have called on Tinubu, to end perceived marginalization of the Southeast region of Nigeria by resisting the plot to take the senate presidency to another geo-political zone.
This is contained in a communique issued after a closed-door meeting on Sunday, May 7, at the Maitama residence of Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah in Abuja.
Will Tinubu’s inauguration be suspended or postponed? APC chieftain speaks
Also, a chieftain of the ruling APC has disagreed with the remark of the Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Dioceses of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, that it made no sense to inaugurate politicians whose elections were being challenged at the tribunal.
In a chat with Hotnewsdrop.com on Monday, May 8, Williams Dakwom, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council (PCC) in Plateau state, described the comment made by Onaiyekan as inappropriate.
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