As campaigns for votes hot up, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged whoever emerges victorious to run an all-inclusive government to move the state forward.
The monarch gave the charge at the annual national leadership prayer held in his palace in Iwo on Sunday.
The event was launched last year by Oluwo to conduct a special supplication for divine direction and virile governance doctrine for the country’s leaders.
To him, good governance would be better achieved when the state administration is broad-based
Oba Akanbi, who said nobody could assume the mantle of leadership without the knowledge of God, urged political leaders to always see themselves as one.
He stressed the need for political office holders to always work in unison regardless of their political affiliation, saying the state would continue to progress after the gubernatorial election when the winner sees his victory as being for all and opposition as partners in progress.
“ The winner should know that there are so many people within the opposition party who have leadership traits, and have some many good things to offer the state.
He should invite them to run the government together, they should put their political differences behind and work together to move the state to a greater heights. What such a person would add as a value to move the state forward should be our major concern.”
He urged the electorate to come out en mass and cast their vote for the candidate of their choice and eschew activities capable of causing crisis before, during, and after the election.
On why he initiated the annual prayer, Oluwo said the governing authorities were established by God and were expected to be honoured by praying for their well-being.