The Ife Monarch, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who felecitated with Muslims all over the world on the completion of the Ramadan fasting has made a rallying call to the youths of the country to desist from making hate speeches and stand united to make the nation great.
His Majesty said this during an interview on The Osamu show pleaded to the youths in the country to stop making complaints about the wrong deeds of the government
The Ooni said: “Why must it be government, government? Who is government? It is the people that are behind the government. If you are not happy with your president, you go for another election, and you will vote your president out. If you are happy with your president, you will continue with that government for them to be in power. Truth be told, we Nigerians don’t know our power yet. We don’t know our voting power, yet. Until we know it, we won’t stop complaining, especially the youth. Once we know it, we won’t complain again.
“My school of thought is let us, first of all, organise ourselves and let us talk positively about this country. Let us stop derogatory, hate speeches. Things that will continue to divide everybody further.”
On the reason why the youths should stop making hate speeches, division of negative aura among country men, he said: “Truth be told, the youth don’t know their power yet. Fortunately, power belongs to the youth of Nigeria. Once they can get themselves together, that power belongs to them. So my advice to them is to stop hate speeches. They should stop being not focused. I understand the frustrations, I understand absolutely. I live all my life for the youth –every day of my life, I live it for the youth.”
“My advice; 2019, they should vote right. Whoever that they think will do Nigeria justice, that will not divide us further, that will unite us further, and make us be a better nation, let us rally round that person.”
He also congratulated Muslims all around the world on the successful completion of the Ramadan fasting and the Eid el-fitr.
The Monarch in a statement signed by the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Mr Moses Olafare, expressed his uneasiness over what he termed as the sacrilegious attitude of some Muslims, especially those in positions of authority, who during or after Ramadan, refuse to desist from ungodly acts of criminality.
While warning Nigerians against hate speeches, he said: “God is perfect; He made Ramadan the most precious month of the Islamic calendar (Hijri). He made it obligatory for the Muslims to fast throughout the month with a view to purifying themselves.”
“It is unfortunate that many people, who are supposed to be guided by the tenets of the Holy Qur’an and principles of Ramadan, only observe the fasting for the fun of it.”
“The Holy Qur’an was first revealed during the month of Ramadan, so it is the month of the Qur’an. Therefore, disobedience to the teachings of Ramadan is disobedience to the Holy Qur’an,’’ he added.
He also prayed for the fast recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and also enjoined all Nigerians to pray for the government at all levels.
He said: “Our dear President is undergoing medical treatment in the UK, may the Almighty Allah grant him a quick recovery.’’