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Why Ooni Met Awujale, By Ooni Ogunwusi’s Spokesman


By Tunde Oyekola in Osogbo

In his continuous effort to ensure total peace among Yoruba nation, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ile Ife paid a royal courtesy call to his Majesty Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Ogbogba II, Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland on Friday.

Ooni of Ife was in accompany of all traditional rulers in Ifeland. He was received by over 28 traditional rulers in Ijebuland, Otunbas and many business mogul who are sons of Ijebuland.

Oba Ogunwusi explained that their is a need for all members of Yoruba nation to come together and defend their rights.

Comrade Moses Olafare, the Director of Media, Ooni’s Palace, quoted the traditional ruler as saying: “Yoruba must acknowledge its values and be in unity in other to develop and promote the Yoruba land.

“Am not here for supremacy battle because all of us belong to oneGod and the King of Kings to whom we will all be accountable,” Ooni said

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi explained further that his visit is mainly to acknowledge Oba Adetona as one of the paramount kings in Yorubaland whose wisdom and experience is most needed in unifying all sons and daughters of Yoruba.

“I will be closer to Oba Adetona to solicit his support in the campaign of unity and peace I started” Ooni said.

In response, Oba Sikiru Adetona ,Ogbagba II, Awujale and paramount king of Ijebuland expressed joy to Ooni of Ife whom he described as a very thorough bred human being.

Oba Adetona advised Ooni o Ife to shy away from history distortment from anybody, undue government influence and praise singers.

“Our paramount aim is to speak the minds of our people and  provide social amenities”

While acknowledging the role played by the late Ooni o Ife ,Oba (Sir) Adesoji Aderemi for the mutual respect that existed between, saying Oba Enitan Ogunwusi is man of history whom his reign as a paramount king in Yorubaland will be fruitful.

Oba Adetona, however, prayed for the successful reign of Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi 

Earlier in his welcome speech, Oba A. Oguntayo , the Ajalorun of Ijebu Ife who describe Oba Adeyeye as a unique monarch and epitome of distinction, saying is visit is historic and it will go along way in the history o Yoruba land.

Ooni had stated in his condolence message on Olubadan a week ago that he would have loved to be hosted by the late Olubadan as he would be taking his unity visit which he had begun with Alaaafin to his palace in Ibadan.

The environment of the Palace of Awujale received over 25 kings within and outside Ijebuland and all the socialite and business mogul who are sons and daughters of Ijebuland.

They included Olori Omo Oba of Ijebuland, Otunba Subomi Balogun, Olorogun Sunny Kuku and Chief Ayo Adebanjo.

On the entourage of Ooni of Ife were all royal fathers from Ifeland, Chief Alex Duduyemi, Chief John Odeyemi, Chief Bisi Omidiora and several other distinguished Nigerians.


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