The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), on Thursday addressed speculations of a rift between him and Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi.
The monarch, speaking at the meeting of Osun State Traditional Rulers’ Council inside his place on Thursday, insisted there was no issue between them.
Oba Ogunwusi also declared that the paramount ruler (Oba Akanbi) had not been prevented from partaking in the meeting of the council of traditional rulers in Osun.
Addressing the cross-section of Obas during the meeting, Oba Ogunwusi explained that “it’s been long since we held this meeting. The meeting is usually held on a monthly basis. This is not the time to point accusing fingers at anybody.
“The Timi of Ede came to me and told me that he would not be here because he was travelling out and that he had scheduled the trio before the meeting was called. So, also is Orangun of Ila. I greet Oluwo especially. Like I always say, all of you left here. I am the caretaker here. Unity and development of our state are very important.
“Some traditional rulers have joined their ancestors since our last meeting. They include Olubosin of Ifetedo, Salu of Edunabon and Olulamokun of Yakoyo. We should portray ourselves the way we should. We should carry ourselves with dignity and royalty. We should unite and stand as one. Our meeting is how to bring about development to our state and the nation”.
“I greet Oluwo especially, being his first time coming here. Nobody is asking you not to come here. This is your house”, Oba Ogunwusi remarked.