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Obas’ panel lauds Ooni’s visit to Alaafin

By Iyabo Lawal, Ibadan
20 January 2016   |   12:45 am
The Yoruba Obas Conflict Resolution Committee has lauded the Ooni of Ife, Oba Eniitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi over his visit to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi , describing it as a positive turning-point in the life of Yoruba nation. Oba Ogunwusi was in Oyo on Sunday to felicitate with Oba Adeyemi who was…
History as Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi when Ooni of Ife visited Alafin in Oyo...yesterday. Story on Page 3 PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

History as Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi when Ooni of Ife visited Alafin in Oyo…yesterday. Story on Page 3 PHOTO: NAJEEM RAHEEM

The Yoruba Obas Conflict Resolution Committee has lauded the Ooni of Ife, Oba Eniitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi over his visit to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi , describing it as a positive turning-point in the life of Yoruba nation.

Oba Ogunwusi was in Oyo on Sunday to felicitate with Oba Adeyemi who was celebrating his 45th year coronation anniversary with a Church thanksgiving service.

In its official reaction to the development, the Committee hailed the development saying it would go a long way to positively affect the Yoruba as a nation.

Speaking at the end of its meeting held at the Ibadan residence of the convener of the committee, the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Fredrick Obateru  Akinruntan, the Secretary of the Committee, the Sabiganna of Iganna,

Oba Saliu Oyemonlaa Azeez said  the initiative by Oba Ogunwusi was ‎commendable and served as “a glorious crown on the peace message and reconciliatory moves championed by the current Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom”.

He said the committee would consolidate on the Ooni’s initiative to ensure that Obas in Yorubaland remain united and work in harmony for the growth and development of the Yoruba nation.

Commending the two foremost monarchs for their concern for peace, unity and progress of the Yoruba nation as reflected in the way and manner the two royal fathers related during the visit, Sabiganna said his committee had been on the trail of the two Obas to meet before the demise of late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade last year.

The monarch expressed optimism that with the restoration of love between the two foremost monarchs, it could be said that peace had returned to Yorubaland ‎saying, “if the head is okay, it will definitely be well with the entire body”.