The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct elections that will be seen as credible and fair in the year 2023.
Ooni in the New Year message of the royal father signed by his Director, Media and Public Affairs,Moses Olafare, at the Ooni’s palace and obtained in Osogbo on Saturday, called on politicians in the country to run a peaceful campaign that would be devoid of shedding of blood, noting that no ambition was worth the life of any Nigerian.
According to him, “As we enter a New Year, we give glory, honour and adoration to Olodumare who has kept us to see the end of year 2022 despite all economic and security challenges that we are facing as a nation.
“2023, a year to open another chapter in the history of our great country Nigeria, as to enthroning our leaders that will rule us for another four years has come. While we enter another electioneering moment, we beseech the Independent National Electoral Commission, to conduct a free, credible and fair election.
“Our politicians should endeavor to run a peaceful campaigning atmosphere that is devoid of shedding of blood as no ambition of any politician is worth the the life of any Nigerian.
“Therefore, let the will of the people prevail by allowing them to exercise their franchise on the election day and equally, allow their votes to count as they make decisions in electing who controls their resources for the next four years.”