2023 presidency: Ooni of Ife back Osinbajo, prays for VP to succeed

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has thrown his weight behind Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s bid for the country’s presidency.

The monarch made this known when he received the Osinbajo Youth Organisation (OYO), led by Tukura Kwayi, at his palace in Ile-Ife.

According to the monarch, the Vice President has a passion for youths programmes like the Ooni’s palace, hence the need to pray for his success in his political sojourn.

“It is God that giveth powers and this throne is very sacred in Yoruba land and all I will continue to do for his Excellency, the Vice-president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo is to pray for him. That he should continue to do his bit and what is required to be selfless as a leader and particularly, to do a lot of youth-driven programmes.

“He is trying his best so far so good but what is critical is may God continue to keep him, bless him and bless all his works. He is someone that I have known for so many years, I have a very good relationship with him and we would continue to pray for him. It is not all about money.

“I am very pleased that he is carrying out youth-driven programmes. That’s what I do on this throne, this throne is dedicated to the youths of this country to use people like you to reach the right audience of this country.

Speaking on the reason for his visit, Kwayi said the group were in Ooni’s palace to seek God’s intervention in the Vice President’s bid to ascend the nation’s presidency.

“I am here to call on the earpiece of the gods because this is the time that we need the gods to step in. They say God is the one that gives power. So, we have come here to beg on behalf of the Vice-president that his royal majesty, the Ooni of Ife pray for him and also support his candidacy to become the next President of Nigeria in 2023.

“Like the Ooni said that he supports anyone who drives youth-driven programmes and the Vice-president is the one person that does that the most. The Ooni also clearly said that his throne belongs to the youths, so he would support anyone who supports the youths. So, I think we are good to go”, he said.

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