Kogi Monarch, the Attah Igala, Dr Michael Ameh-Oboni II, on Wednesday said traditional rulers were apolitical and are not to partake in partisan politics.
Naija News understands that the Kogi state monarch made this known when Rear Adm. Usman Jibrin, former Chief of Naval Staff and governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), called on him for royal blessings at his palace in Idah, a community in Kogi state.
Ameh-Oboni urged various aspirants jostling for the position of governor in the November 16 governorship election in the state to work hard.
Attah Igala also advised their supporters not to rest on their oars until the ambition was realised.
He said; “We are apolitical. There is little we can do politically. Your supporters should work hard and deliver you at the polls,” he said.
The monarch used the occasion to confer one of the highest traditional titles of the land on Jibrin saying: “Today, I pronounce and confer the title, ‘Oga Attah Igala’ on him, though he is a prince of the Igala nation.
“Usman Jibrin is a great man. He is a man of integrity. He is a man of history. He is a great son of the land.
“The last time my people saw presence of naval base in the kingdom was between 1840 and 1841, but he brought a naval base to Idah when he was chief of naval staff in the country”, the traditional ruler said.