Presidential aspirant Rotimi Amaechi on Monday paid a visit to the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at the latter’s Oodua Palace, Enuwa, Ile-Ife in Osun State.
The Ooni described the minister of transportation as one of the luckiest politicians in the country, pointing out that Nigerians had a lot to gain from his wealth of experience.
“You have been relevant since the start of this republic; it is for a reason and I urge you to use that grace for the betterment of all Nigerians.
“What is obvious in your team is the inclusion of women, I am proud of this and I want you to keep doing more in this regard.
“Women are so powerful, especially when given leadership opportunities, they see what we men do not see,” the Ooni said.
Earlier in his address, Amaechi lauded the monarch for preserving and upholding the prestigious Yoruba culture.
He said that governance of the country had a lot to benefit from the traditional institution.
“If elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023, I will sit down with the National Assembly to address the relevance of the traditional institution in Nigeria.
“There is need to consult our traditional rulers in order to bring governance closer to the people,” he said.
The 56-year-old described himself as the bridge between the young and the older generations in the country, adding that he was the most qualified to be president.