Atiku visits Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (L) and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (R)
Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (L) and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (R)

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday visited the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The reason for the visit is unclear. The former vice president’s media office did not provide details. It only provided three photographs of the visit.

The Ooni’s palace is yet to comment on the visit.

Atiku’s visit to Ile-Ife came about 10 months after Oba Ogunwusi called at the former vice president’s Abuja home. The monarch visited on May 24, 2016.

No detailed statement was also issued on the event at the time.

The Ife monarch is one of Nigeria’s most influential traditional rulers, and is widely respected across the country.

Atiku, also a multi-billionaire businessman and philanthropist, belongs to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He was beaten to the presidential ticket of the party at the fold’s 2015 convention by incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

There are speculations the former vice president might run again in 2019. He has consistently angled to be elected president since 2007.

In 2007, he was the presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress (AC).

By 2011, he had returned to his original party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). But he failed to clinch the ticket of the party, losing to Goodluck Jonathan.

The politician crossed to the APC in February 2014 and ran unsuccessfully for the presidential ticket of the party.

He has of recent been courting top politicians and leading monarchs across the country.

He was at the book launch of Gwandu Emirate in Kebbi on January 21.

On March 4, he attended the coronation of the new Tor Tiv, Orchivirigh Professor James Ayatse, where, in a goodwill message, he underlined the fact that he is holder of the Zege Mule U Tiv title, the highest traditional title for a non-indigene of the Tiv kingdom.

He also dressed in a traditional Tiv attire to the event.


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  • kinsly

    Atiku the crook, travelling everywhere , wasting our looted funds. Soon and very soon we shall ask for justice.

    • hiro hiro

      Atiku is finished politically. Obasanjo buried him long ago. He is deceiving himself thinking that he will be seen, no way. Even Okorocha and Kwannwanso were ahead of him in that last APC primary that produced Buhari.

      • sirOscie

        Nigeria politics can go any way,Most especially our election result. we once saw Buhari as totally unelectable but now….
        Point of correction, Rochas wasn’t ahead of him in the primaries.

  • Deansmart

    Majority of Yoruba people will not vote for you

    • sirOscie

      You once said so about PMB till Tinubu said otherwise and the rest is now history.

      • thusspokez

        Tinubu does not deserve the credit. Yorubas are very tribal, they voted for Buhari because of his VP, who is a Yoruba man.

        • Dele Awogbeoba

          They did not vote Buhari in 2011 when Bakare was Buhari’s VP did they?

          • tulampa

            Thanks for giving him d answer he deserved

          • sirOscie

            Thank You for answering appropriately…LOL!!!!
            They voted Sambo because he is from the same region with Buhari.

        • sirOscie

          Please wake up from your slumber…..

    • isioku

      PMB was told the same thing in 2003, 2007 and 2011. Now see for your self…

  • thusspokez

    He has of recent been courting top politicians and leading monarchs across the country.

    First-class mumu Nigerian politicians, they never learn: Instead of GEJ meeting the real voters, he chose to spend his campaign resources courting these so-called traditional leaders and religious leaders; and in exchange for brown envelops, gifts and promises, he expected them to deliver the votes that would give him victory, but then he lost the election.

    Let us remind ourselves that Nigerian is a republic. Further, these scroungers traditional leaders only have one vote each. Furthermore, they exaggerate their importance and influence in their communities. No modern Nigerian goes to the polling box and vote for XYZ because their traditional leaders or pastors told them to vote so. If there are mumus like that, they must be a tiny minority.

    • sirOscie

      In politics every stakeholder matters….The time to meet with the real voters will come or how are we sure his foot soldiers are not doing that for him already?
      Now is time for consultations not campaign.

  • GEJ FOREVER

    ATIKU? ….. NEVER …… YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME

    Nigeria will never again be ruled by any arrogant so called born-to-rule Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani man.

    You insulted and troubled Obasanjo because of your arrogant claim that only Fulani’s are entitled to rule Nigeria.

    It was worse for President Goodluck Jonathan … your insults especially at Eagle Square are in our records …. as well as records of your meeting with IBB, Buhari and others to plot how Fulani must not allow Jonathan, a Southerner to rule Nigeria.

    Don’t forget …. you hold the flamboyant title of the Presidential Candidate of North …. Rest In Peace

  • Holy truth

    Atiku, after u must have visited all obas in Yoruba land & every other kings in d ibo land then d kings south-south & all emirs in d north d next place to go if u want reasonable & well meaning Nigerians to vote 4 u is d united States of America to go & clear ur name.
    If by any chance dis atiku becomes Nigeria’s president dat means Nigeria is finished. Atiku being a president in Nigeria is like asking cat to look after fish. Anyway go & pay visit to d US first & come back, then we take it up 4rm there. Atiku’s desperation 4 power is becoming irritating now.

  • Angry Niaja

    I can tell you Atiku’s reason for all these visits, it’s 2019 on his mind, nothing else. The lootbhe acquired is burning a hole in his pocket, of course we all know by now that couple hundred thousand dollars will suffer in the process.

  • The Percolator

    What is with all these silly comments. Allow the man to consult and campaign. That is democracy at work. Let the people decide if they want to vote for him. This is a million times better than not campaigning and then rigging elections. He will hear from the people and if he is a good politician he will advocate the views of the people.