7th December, 2021
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, said the descendants of Oduduwa must unite across the world regardless of religious and political differences.
Ooni Ogunwusi made the declaration at his Ile Oodua palace on Tuesday, during the commemoration of his sixth coronation anniversary.
He described the Yorubas as natural leaders who are being watched by other nationalities for direction at all times.
He said: “Our unity is non-negotiable and this is the best time that such irreplaceable virtue is needed the most. We must speak with one voice at all times as we prevent politics, religion, or other biases from setting us apart.
“In whatever we do, we must be conscious of the fact that we are being watched by others and we cannot afford to let the world down, especially those looking up to us for leadership.”
Addressing the happy crowd on the journey so far, Ooni Ogunwusi described the six years of his reign as the goodness of God Almighty.
He explained that the moments therein were not without challenges which were defeated through love and support of his subjects.
He said: “Six is not just a common figure, it can be likened to ‘Ifa’ in Yoruba language and I am sure that we all want ‘Ifa’ which is a freebie. The days ahead are promising and we shall continue to work for the good of all.”