Monday, January 18

Ooni of Ife visits Alaafin of Oyo, ends 79yr old supremacy battle

Talking of people making a difference and living an exemplary kind of life, the new Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is actually one of them!
He ended a 79 year old supremacy battle between the Ile Ife and Oyo Alafin kingdoms, as he paid an unscheduled visit to Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi at his palace to join him in celebrating his 45th coronation anniversary on the throne even without been invited.

Oba Ogunwusi while speaking at the event, stated that his agenda, is to unify all Yoruba sons and daughters all over the world. and added that his mission is to preach peace among nations of Yoruba both home and abroad and he's ready to work with Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Olayiwola Adeyemi to project the unity and love which existed in days of their forefathers.

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Olayiwola Adeyemi, also expressed his joy for the presence of the Ooni and all other Yoruba Obas who accompanied him. He maintained that if every monarch in the Yoruba unite, there will be tremendous progress in Nigeria.

He said: “This special visit was done last in March 1937, that was the first time the kings in Yorubaland met in Oyo town and today history was made with the visit of Arole Oodua, Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and I feel delighted to host you and to reassure you that I will be ready to work with you.

“I had a cordial relationship with Ooni Adesoji Aderemi and I did not want to relent my bound with any Ooni of Ife that assumed the post but everybody has his own little differences.” he added.

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