By Gabriel Olawale
LAGOS—The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, and Gen. Ike Nwachukwu (retd) have called on Nigerians to cast their votes in the 2019 general elections according to their conscience.
They said this at the 1st Stakeholder’s Dinner and Interactive Session of Legacy Initiative International
In his remarks, the Sultan, who was represented by his Special Adviser, Sarkin Kudu Sokoto, Alhaji Muazu Abubakar said: “We, Nigerians, should tell ourselves the truth. We are already in the season of politics, and many aspirants are busy trying to sell themselves to the electorate ahead of the 2019 elections.”
Also speaking, the Ooni of Ife, represented by Elerefe of Erefe, Oba Fayemi Johnson, commended Legacy Initiative International, stating that Nigerians need to support patriotic ideas in order to promote good governance.
He also urged the group to involve traditional leaders and carry them along just as they did with the Christian and Muslim leaders.
On his part, Gen. Nwachukwu (retd.) said it was time for all Nigerians to wake up and elect into office only those they believe could serve their interests.
He said: “Use your PVCs and vote your conscience, vote people who care about Nigeria, people who can secure your future and that of your children.”
Earlier in his remarks, the Former Chairman of Police Equipment Trust Fund, PETF and Grand Patron of Legacy Initiative International, Dr. Kenny Martins called on religious leaders, across the country, to work together in salvage the country.
Martins said: “We believe it is time for Nigerians to rise up and say no more will this country and the people be taken for granted. That is why we believe that we have two critical pillars that will play a role in this. They are the pillars of the interplay of the two faiths that hold this country together, the Islamic and the Christian religions. Having met all the leaders of these two faiths, privately and publicly, we are overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and readiness that it is time they work together.