Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, the Olumagongo of Magongo land, His Royal Majesty, Obin Sam Bola Ojo has placed curses on whoever that will bring violence to his kingdom during the exercise.
The monarch warned that such persons will die before next year.
Obin Ojo stated this on Sunday at an election door-to-door sensitization programme in Ogori Magongo Local Government which was organized by the Challenge Parenthood Initiative (CPI).
He said the peace of Magongo community remains paramount, stressing that he won’t sit on the throne and allow selfish politicians bring pains on his people all in the guise of winning election.
Ojo, who expressed worries that youths are the tools for this condemnable act, said whoever engages in ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters, rigging and other electoral offences will face the consequence of his curse.
“It shall never be well with any individual who brings violence to my kingdom. My people are scared because of the tension in the land. I repeat, who ever that causes violence in Magongo during this election will die before the end of this year. Their families will suffer afflictions for the rest of their lives. It is already stamped and nothing will change it.
“Once again, let me advise the youths. They must not use their hands to destroy their tomorrow. They should think of a greater tomorrow than the peanuts given them by this set of people giving them guns to harm their fellow brothers and sister.
“We must sacrifice one day for Kogi state. God must intervene in Kogi. We have seen a lot of ups and down. Politicians should know that if they use their today to puncture their tomorrow they will also be destroyed,” he said.
He admonished the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies not to be partisan to avoid military intervention in Kogi State.
Earlier, the Executive Director of CPI, Eunice Agbogun charged women to shun votes buying and come out to vote for candidates of their choice.