Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo on Monday called on politicians to always put Nigerians’ interest above their “selfish interests.”
He noted if the politicians think more about the people, the country would have been on the fast lane of growth and development.
The monarch spoke at a press conference he addressed at his Ake Palace, Abeokuta, the Ogun state as part of activities lined up for his 75th birthday.
He also appealed to them to tolerate one another for the best interest of the country.
“Politicians should think about the people not things that will benefit them and their. We should tolerate ourselves, it should be jaw, jaw and not war, war,” Alake said.
On unity of the Yoruba race, the Alake said “There should be healthy rivalry and this is what will take us there, it will also to where we want to be.
“We need to be unselfish in our doings, you can’t be more than others. It should be others first not self first. If it is others first and self later, by doing that we will do well not only in Egba or in other states but national too”.
He revealed that his greatest achievement is the unity and peace among his people and Egbaland, saying the unity among the Egbas is their strength.
Some of the activities in celebrating the Monarch, included visit to some Charity Homes in Abeokuta, conferment of honours and chieftaincy titles to 11 Egba sons and daughters, prayers in both Christianity and Islamic ways.
The grand finale is scheduled for Friday, 14th of September at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta which is the birthday date of the Monarch.