Dr.Sikiru Kayode Adetona, the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, on Thursday rejected an overture to endorse president Goodluck Jonathan for second term.
The Oba who paid a host to the president at his palace in Ijebu-Ode during the president’s visit to the palace, urged the campaigning president to present his programs to the people for them to make an informed choices.
President Jonathan had arrived Awujale palace at 11:15 am in company of the national Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Diskson, governor of Ondo state, Dr. Segun Mimiko, former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
The meeting included some dignitaries like: the Minister-designate, Musiliu Obanikoro, Chairman , Mobilization and Organization committee of the People’s Democratic Party in the South West, Prince, Buruji Kashamu , the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Gboyega Isiaka , PDP leaders as well as some members of All Progressives Congress and Social Democratic Party.
Oba Awujale categorically stated his stand on the issues of the Jonathan’s campaigns, “In Ijebu here, it is not possible for any Oba, not even in Ijebu, in Yorubaland, to go out and say vote for this, vote for that, that person is looking for trouble, but give them the opportunity to present their program so that people can make up their minds on what to do, I think this is a very sound democratic principle and that is what I have decided to do, to give you the opportunity of meeting with the people”