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Obasanjo prostrates before Ooni, backs unity among Yoruba rulers

06 February 2016, 15:32

Abuja - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday visited the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at his palace to pay homage to the foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland.

Obasanjo, who was accompanied to the palace by Otunba Oyewole Fasawe, Dr. Femi Okunnu and others, prostrated flat before the Ooni on his arrival at the palace.

Obasanjo, who lauded the moves being made by the Ooni to unite all Yoruba Obas and people, urged other monarchs to support Ogunwusi to ensure that all of them were united.

The former President stated that the unity move by the Ooni was important for the progress of Yorubaland. He urged Oba Ogunwusi not to relent in his move to ensure unity, stressing that Ife remained the source of the Yoruba race.

Also read: Ooni pays unprecedented visit to Alaafin

Obasanjo was ushered into the palace by drummers and praise singers at the palace.

He said that song was not appropriate especially at the Ooni’s Palace because of the paramount position of Ile-Ife, which is the source of Yoruba people.

Obasanjo said he was very happy with the steps taken by the Ooni so far, saying the moves had proved that he did not support a wrong person to occupy the exalted throne.

Oba Ogunwusi thanked Obasanjo for finding time to come and pay him a visit.

- News 24


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