Alaafin gives 20 motorcycles to APC

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has said any politician who is interested in evolving an orderly and free polity must extol the right of dissent.

The monarch spoke yesterday in his palace while donating 20 motorcycles fixed with public address systems to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At a colourful occasion attended by hundreds of party members and residents, Oba Adeyemi said there are two pillars upon which the modern nation-state is built, which includes authority and freedom.

He said the motorcycles would go a long way in assisting the party to reach out to rural areas for canvassing and mobilisation.

Oba Adeyemi warned against any violence even in the face of provocation, noting that under no circumstances should the party canvassers and mobilisers engage in untoward acts, such as mudslinging, derogatory and abusive songs.

An APC leader, Chief Samuel Akindele, described the Alaafin as a “real royal democrat”, whose outpourings are not only full of philosophical merits, but make ample sense at this critical stage of democratic experience.


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