The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, yesterday, commended the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi for putting youth development at the forefront of his Manifesto.
He said this when the Presidential candidate paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Ile-Ife Osun State.
The Ooni said: “Right from my first day as the Ooni, I openly dedicated this revered throne to the youth population and I have been matching the promise up with actions in form of programmes and several initiatives geared towards empowering our youths because they are our future.
Earlier in his address, Mr. Obi, who thanked the Ooni for the warm reception, urged the electorate to see beyond religious and tribal sentiments while choosing the next leaders for the country in 2023.
His words: “To the Nigerian youths, it is now your turn to take this country from them, decide the right leader that would take the country to the promised land. Nobody is entitled to take it from you, if they give you money, take it, they are only paying part of their debt.
“Nobody should vote for me because I am an Igbo man, south easterner or because of my religion. There is no tribe where people are eating free food, buying bread cheaper or exempted from the excruciating hardship currently being experienced in the land.”