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Refrain from violence during elections, Ooni advises politicians



Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised Nigerian politicians and party supporters to refrain from promoting violence during the forthcoming elections.

The Ooni gave the advice on Tuesday during the Eid-el-Kabir prayers at the Eid Praying Ground at Ilode, Ile-Ife.

The monarch said that there was no gain in violence, adding that the nobody’s blood ought to be shed on account of elections. He also appealed to the youths to be conscious of their future and shun politicians who use them for violence at the detriment of their future.

Ogunwusi sued for peace and admonished all Nigerians to jointly work for the development and progress of the country.

Earlier, the Chief Imam of Ife Muslim Community, Alhaji Abdulsemiu AbdulHammed, had called on the faithful to emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammed for peace and progress to reign supreme in the country.

“Muslims should imbibe the teachings of the Prophet by preaching peace wherever they find themselves,” he said.

The cleric also advised Muslims to shun violence and any act capable of jeopardising the peace of the country.

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