The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has finally spoken since the video of him getting snubbed by the Oba of Lagos went viral today.
The foremost traditional ruler in Yoruba land said he was not perturbed by Oba Akiolu’s action. He said he is committed to ensuring unity among traditional rulers in the land.
Oba Ogunwusi spoke to PUNCH through the Director Media and Public Affairs of Ooni’s Palace on Wednesday.
The monarch said, “nobody should castigate anybody” for doing what he did because of the position he holds and because of his age. Ooni would not stop according his colleagues and every category of people the respect they deserve.
“The Ooni of Ife is not ready to make any official statement over what happened between him and Oba of Lagos. He still holds Oba Akiolu in high esteem and what happened yesterday will not stop the Ooni from holding him in high esteem.”