President Goodluck Jonathan. (File: AFP)
Abeokuta - The Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, on Thursday turned down an overture to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election bid, reports Punch.
He said it was not proper in Ijebuland or Yorubaland for an Oba to canvass for votes for any candidates seeking elective posts.
The monarch, who stated this when President Goodluck Jonathan paid a private visit to him in his palace in Ijebu-Ode, noted that any traditional ruler canvassing for votes for any political party’s candidate would be courting trouble.
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He urged the President to present his programme to the people of Ijebuland for them to form their opinion on whether to vote him or not.
President Jonathan was accompanied on the trip by the national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Diskson, Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Segun Mimiko, and former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
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