By Richard Akintade, Osogbo.
As the 2023 general elections draw nearer, a distinguished traditional ruler in Osun State, the Olowu of Kuta Kingdom, Oba (Dr) Hammed Adekunle Makama Oyelude (Tegbosun III), has urged politicians in the country to shun campaign of calumny and play politics with utmost fear of God, maturity and decorum.
Oba Oyelude, made this advice while receiving the management of OurNigeria News Magazine to his palace on Friday.
The Olowu, who underscored the need for all Nigerians, irrespective of religious, political or ethnic affiliations to put national interest above self interest urged every politicians to engage in issue-based campaigns, which would address the topmost challenges of insecurity, economy and unemployment among others facing the country.
According to Oba Oyelude, “politicians for the 2023 elections should shun malignant campaigns of name-calling, bad-mouthing and calumny against their opponents as the only way to ensure free, fair, credible and peaceful conduct of the polls which is around the corner.
The Olowu who further appealed to politicians to shun every form of violence and negative comments to avoid heating the polity as the elections draw closer said politicians should conduct their campaigns peacefully and orderly in order to avert any political mayhem before, during and after the polls.
Oba Oyelude, also called on Nigerians not to lose hope but to believe in the country for a greater and brighter future.
The Olowu who was highly elated receiving the management team of OurNigeria News Magazine led by the Publisher, Abubakar Mohammed and the Editor in Chief, Auwal Umar appreciated them for visiting him from far away Abuja.
The Monarch who commended the team for using their pen to contribute their quota to the development of the country and not to create problem said their reports have always been factual and informative.
While responding, the publisher of the Magazine, Dr Abubakar Mohammed described Oba Oyelude as a complete peace maker, philanthropist and God-fearing community leader saying other traditional rulers must emulate his good deed.
Other members of OurNigeria News Magazine who visited the Olowu are, the publisher, Dr Abubakar Mohammed, Editor in Chief, Auwal Umar, Editor, Omoba Jerry Adesuwe and Aisha Rabo who is the Business Development Manager while many traditional rulers were also with the Olowu to receive the August visitors.