Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, has described as an abomination, any attempt to politicise the Ojude Oba Festival.
Speaking at the festival on Thursday while reacting to the chants of supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), whose members also displayed brooms at the festival, Awujale expressed his displeasure with the action, stating that the festival was about culture and tradition, and not politics.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, alongside a few other lawmakers, had attended the event.
Saraki, a special guest of honour at the event, arrived at the venue on Thursday, and was pictured paying obeisance to the Awujale.
Reacting to the chants of “APC! [email protected] which emerged from a small crowd at the festival, the Awujale said: Ojude Oba is over 100 years [old]; what you did today has never happened before. Many groups are here but what you have done today has never happened.
“I believe most of you are not members of the APC. We have people from the Peoples Democratic Party, APC, and Social Democratic Party, among others, here.
“Ojude Oba is about culture and tradition. It is non-political. It has been like that since our forefathers started it. It is an abomination for anyone to drag politics into it.
“I want to appeal in the name of God, such an act should not repeat itself here. Those people who hired you, if they are bold enough, they should show their faces.” – saharareporters