In what seemed like an endorsement for the President, they stretched forth their staff-of-office and prayed for the Nigerian leader.
The prayer was held at the palace of the Ooni of Ife in Osun State, where the traditional leaders gathered.
The visit is seen as crucial, as votes from the states would contribute immensely to the chances of President Jonathan returning to office, after the elections.
The presidential election will hold on March 28 and President Jonathan is running against the major contender General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.
The general elections were initially scheduled to hold on February 14 and 28, but were shifted for six weeks by the electoral body after military chiefs advised that the elections should be shifted to enable the military reclaim communities under the control of the Boko Haram sect and make room for the residents to participate in the electoral process.