MEMBERS of the Nigerian Patriots
in South-Africa have appealed
to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi to urgently wade
into inhuman treatments meted to
Nigerians and other Africans in
South Africa.
This was disclosed by the
director-general of the patriots,
Mr. Festus Omoyele Alemede, in a
press statement made available to
journalists in Osogbo, Osun State.
Alamede in the statement
enjoined the Ooni to communicate
with other traditional rulers in
all the geo-political zones of the
country to facilitate a permanent
peaceful resolution both
diplomatically and traditionally.
He said, “All the traditional
rulers should speak to their subjects
in the language they understand
so that those who are involved in
dodgy businesses can stop bringing
embarrassment on all of us.
“Following consistent
xenophobic attack on Nigerians
and our other African brothers in
South Africa in 2008, 2015, 2016 and
2017, I find it imperative to appeal
to His Royal Majesty to echo his
royal voice of wisdom, knowledge
and authority in condemnation
of not just the attack on Nigerians
but on Africans as a whole,” the
statement said.
It said further: “Your Imperial
Majesty, it is indisputably clear
that both the government of South
Africa and the Federal Government
of Nigeria lack the political will to
tackle this problem while lives and
properties worth millions of Rand
are been lost.
“As the father of Africa whose
global peace initiative has impacted
positively on the Yoruba nation,
traditional institutions across
Nigeria and indeed the entire
world, your positive and prompt
intervention is highly required to
bring stability and lasting peace
between Nigerians in South Africa
and our host nation.
“Although we identify with the
locals (South Africans) on some of
the issues raised, but it is ungodly
and unjustifiable to label every
Nigerian or black foreigners as
drug dealers,” Alamede added.
He noted that, “As an ambassador
of peace, we know that the entire
world is your constituency as
you have all your children all
over the world. We want Your
Imperial Majesty to engage your
peace ambassadors such as 2Face
Idibia, Gbenga Adeyinka, Kenny
Ogungbe, Ojaja Talent Hunt
winner and others in the global
peace movement to preach peace
and campaign against xenophobic
attack against Africans in South
Africa through music.”
The patriots further called on
the Ooni to visit and address
his children in South Africa
where he would meet with the
relevant authority and traditional
institutions in order to give them
royal guidance towards achieving
permanent solution to the situation.

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