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Don’t allow supremacy battle divide Yorubas, Ooni urges Obas

Ile Ife (Osun State) – The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised Yoruba Obas not to allow supremacy battle bring disunity among them.

The Oba gave the advice on Tuesday in Ile-Ile Ife when the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and his chiefs visited his palace.

He said that enmity caused disunity could hinder progress of any society.

His Royal Majesty,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja 11,Oonirisa of Ife Land during the 2016 Olojo festival in Ile Ife Osun State. Photo: Akeem Salau
His Royal Majesty,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja 11,Oonirisa of Ife Land during the 2016 Olojo festival in Ile Ife Osun State. Photo: Akeem Salau

He described the Yorubas as `talented and united’ people and urged traditional rulers in Yorubaland not to allow supremacy battle bring disunity among them.

He said that God is the creator and leader of the people while Obas were only elected to rule over them.

The Ooni prayed for God’s guidance and protection in the South-West region and in Nigeria in general.

He said he was happy and grateful that the Olubadan made history by visiting him on the last day of the celebration of Olojo festival.

Ogunwusi thanked the Olubadan for propagating unity and love among the Yoruba race.

In his remarks, the Olubadan, who declared that Ile Ife was the origin of the Yoruba race, said he was pleased to visit the town where Yorubas originated from.

He said he visited Ife to thank the Ooni for coming to Ibadan during his coronation on March 4.

Adetunji felicitated with Ogunwusi on his birthday and celebration of Olojo festival.


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