Ekiti Elders Council has congratulated the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on his ascension to the throne.
“We are thrilled to observe that you have significantly adorned the high office as you have started to make rapprochement to your brother Obas. Indeed, these are happy times for the Oduduwa race,and you epitomize that happiness”, the group said in a letter to the Ooni.
The letter, signed by the President, Prof. J.O. Oluwasanmi; the Standing Committee Chairman, Chief Deji Fasuan; and Secretary, Mr Niyi Ajibulu, added: “While we agree that Obas are fathers of all,not involved in any partisan politics, we urge you, however, that Yoruba interest is not jeopardized in our nation state. In the past, unfortunately, the Yoruba, especially of the South-West, have been deprived of their rightful place among the major nationalities that constitute Nigeria. This has been particularly so for a decade or so. With your new found rapport among our traditional rulers, we are assured that our position in Nigeria is not compromised.”