Yoruba Monarch, Ooni of Ife and the Arole Oduduwa, Adeyeye Enitan Ogwunwusi OJaja II has commended former Rivers State Governor and the current Federal Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi for including women in his team.
According to news release from the media Unit of the Palace of the Yoruba Monarch, Ooni Ogunwusi who doubles as Co-chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria made the commendation at his Ile Oodua Palace, Enuwa, Ile-Ife, while playing host to the Minister of Transportation, Honourable Rotimi Amaechi on Monday.
The former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Ameachi was at the Palace to inform the Monarch of his political ambition to become Nigeria President come 2023.
The news release reads thus:
The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, admonished that leadership positions especially political capacities is the same as that of a steward because it is meant to serve the common people.
Ooni Ogunwusi who is the natural head of the entire Oduduwa race worldwide described the Minister as one of the luckiest politicians in the country, noting that Nigerians have a lot to gain from his wealth of experience.
“You have been relevant since the start of this Republic, it is for a reason and I urge you to use that grace for the betterment of all Nigerians.
“What is obvious in your team is the inclusion of women, I am proud of this and I want you to keep doing more in this regard. Women are so powerful especially when given leadership opportunities, they see what we men do not see.” Ooni Ogunwusi said.
Earlier in his address, Honourable Amaechi who lauded the Ooni for preserving and upholding the prestigious Yoruba culture, explained that governance of the country has a lot to benefit from the traditional institution, saying he decided to start his consultation and visitation from Ile-Ife because the ancient city is the source.
“If elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023, I will sit down with the National Assembly to address the relevance of the traditional institution in Nigeria. There is need to consult our traditional rulers in order to bring governance closer to the people.” The presidential aspirant said.
On his presidential ambition, the Minister who is 56-year-old described himself as the bridge between the young and old generations in the country, added that he is the most qualified.
“With due respect to my brothers in APC, PDP and other political parties, I am the most qualified in this present race and I am grateful to God for the opportunities given to me over the years.” The Minister added.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume who is the Chairman of the campaign team joined other dignitaries to the palace while traditional performers and dancers thrilled all guests with colourful displays.