Oba Ogunwusi said youths in Nigeria don't understand that they are powerful stakeholders in the Nigerian project.
The Ooni of Ife also asked youths to stop complaining about the government, adding that they have the power to determine the outcome of elections.
According to The Sun, Oba Ogunwusi said youths in Nigeria don't understand that they are powerful stakeholders in the Nigerian project.
The monarch also warned against promotion of hate speeches across the country.
He said “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.”
“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 added.
Meanwhile, some Nigerians have expressed their displeasure over President Buhari’s Sallah message which he delivered in Hausa language.