- Ooni of Ife advised Nigerians to see voting as their power against inactive government
- The king advised Nigerians to vote out a president if they are unhappy with his performance
- He said Nigerians don't know how much power they have over their government
The king of Ile-Ife, Ooni Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has advised Nigerian electorates to vote out any government or elected official they are unhappy with.
The king who made this statement during a Channels TV programme called "The Osasu Show" said that electorates should use their power to kick out a government that is inactive.
Ooni said Nigerians should not vote leaders who won't divide the country but rather try to unite it in 2019.
He said: “Why must it be government, government? Who is government? It is the people that are behind the government.
"Nigerians are impatient. If we have been naturally a patient country, things would have been better for us."
“Truth be told, Nigerians youths they don't know their powers yet. unfortunately. Power belongs to the youths. Once they can get themselves together, power belongs to them."
“They should stop hate speeches, they should stop being not focused.
"Nigeria, we have a very good fundamental rights but we are not using it well.
"My advise for 2019, they should vote right. Whoever (the youths ) that they think would do Nigeria justice, that would not divide us, that would unite to the country and make us to be a better nation, let us all rally that person and vote for them."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that Ooni urged Nigerians to stop demonizing religions which they do not practice, especially traditional religion. Ooni who says he partakes in all forms of religion, noted that there is nothing demonic about any traditional religion.
The imperial majesty said he has discovered that all religions “are one.”
Oba Ogunwusi added that there was only one God being worshipped in different ways. The revered monarch declared that he is a traditionalist, born into a Christian family and a practicing Muslim as well.
Watch video of a NAIJ.com interview of the Ooni of Ife below: