Electoral victory: Yoruba monarchs pray for Jonathan

Some royal fathers from the South West, gathered at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Saturday to pray President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of  March 28, 2015 presidential election.

A tweet from Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, confirmed the prayer session with the message ““Yoruba Obas praying for President Jonathan at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, March 7. #”Bi e ti wi lo ma ri (it shall happened as you have decreed)”.

Jonathan and Ooni Sijuwade
Jonathan and Ooni Sijuwade

The President has made the South West his second home in recent weeks, believing that the region holds the key to his re-election.

He has also met with Christian and Muslim clerics for prayers, seeking their blessings as he faces a tough opponent in General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate who has a strong following in the South West.