Ooni, British Envoy Warn against Violence


No wonder, therefore, Ooni Ogunwusi and British High Commissioner, Arkwright, at a meeting in Ile-Ife, Osun State warned against violence and pleaded for peace.
The Ooni specifically urged the youths of the state to refuse to be used as agents of electoral violence and criminality, saying they too had rights to occupy the public offices of leadership such as governorship or presidency in the nearest future.
“What I heard happening in Ekiti State during this electioneering period does not make me happy as their father. Enough of crisis, we do not want any crisis in Yorubaland, where there is violence, progress and tranquillity will be deprived. But where there is peace, there is progress,” Ooni stated.
Speaking in the same vain, the visiting Arkwright who is also the United Kingdom’s Chief Observer to Nigeria on the election, called for free, fair, credible and peaceful election Saturday.
The British High Commissioner appealed to all and sundry to remain calm and shun electoral violence, saying crisis could not add any value to the growth and development of the state.