Oro cult ritual: LP Lagos candidate kicks, urges residents to come out and vote
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor, has urged residents to disregard the purported Oro cult ritual which is reportedly slated to commence tomorrow.
Recall that the traditional ruler of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, Saheed Ademola (Kusenla III), had declared a three-day Oro rite on non-indigenes and women from midnight to 5:30 a.m., including on Saturday’s governorship and state assembly election day.
In a memo issued to the residents of Ikate-Elegushi, the monarch announced that there would be a restriction of movement to perform the Oro rite in the community from Wednesday to Saturday.
While residents of the community alleged there is a political motive for the curfew which will further disenfranchise women and non-indigenes from voting on election day, others complained that it would paralysed commercial activities in the community
However, Gbadebo in a short video clip which was obtained by News Band Newspaper, stated categorically that the said Oro cult ritual won’t hold.
He urged residents to disregard the report and come out in their numbers to vote for the Labour Party of Nigeria.
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