The Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has said that God spoke through President Bola Tinubu when he said ’emi lokan’ meaning ‘it’s my turn’ during the electioneering period.
The Awujale, Oba Ogbagba II said this during Tinubu’s visit to the palace on Thursday.
Speaking at the Palace of the Awujale, Tinubu recalled how critical his visits to Ogun State were ahead of the February 25, 2023 election.
He noted that he invoked the spirit of freedom and determination in Ogun State when he faced some hurdles before the election.
The President said that despite the ineffective cashless policy implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ahead of the election, he remained hopeful and optimistic about achieving victory.
Awujale noted that there is absolutely nothing one can do by himself except if God wants it for that person.
He said, “There is nothing one can do by himself except what God wants for that person.
“God spoke through you that it is your turn and may it not lead to death.”
‘Emi lo kan’ is a Yoruba phrase meaning, “It’s my turn”. It was first said by the then-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, in Ogun State, in the build-up to the primary election of the party.
President Bola Tinubu, arrived at Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State on Thursday morning.
The President, who celebrated Eid-el-Kabir in Lagos State, visited the Alake of Egba, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo and the Awujale of Ijebu, Oba Sikiru Adetona.
He was in Paris, France, alongside world leaders like French President, Emmanuel Macron for the New Global Financial Pact summit held at the Palais Brongniart.
After the two-day summit, the President proceeded to London, United Kingdom, for a “short private visit”, his spokesman, Dele Alake, said in a statement last Saturday, hinting that his principal will be back in Nigeria for the Eid-el-Kabir festivities.
Present at the event were Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; ex-Ogun governor, Gbenga Daniel; National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, among others. OYO NEWS