By Sodiq Lawal
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), on today laid to rest growing speculations of a seeming rancour between him and Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, saying he had no misgiving with the latter against the belief in some quarters.
This is just as he presided over the meeting of Osun State Traditional Rulers Council meeting, which was held inside his palace, located within Ile Oodua, Ile Ife.
At the parley, which was attended by prominent monarchs in the state, including Oluwo, 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.
It was gathered that Oluwo, who was given the staff of office after undergoing coronation rites in 2015 had not attended the meeting of Osun Council of Obas since his ascension to the throne of his forefathers.
However, the Ooni, who arrived the venue of the meeting with his retinue of aides went round the hall to exchange pleasantries with all the monarchs, just as he tasked them to exhibit dignity and royalty as part of the means of protecting the traditional institution in Yorubaland.
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”.
“It has been long since we held this meeting. The meeting is usually held on a monthly basis. This is not the time to point accusing finger at anybody.
“The Timi (of Ede) came to me and told me that he would not be here because he was traveling out and that he had scheduled the trip before the meeting was called. So also is the Orangun of Ila.
“I greet the Oluwo specially. Like I always say, all of you left here. I am the caretaker here. Unity and the development of our state is very important.
“Some traditional rulers have departed the world since our last meeting. The Olubosin of Ifetedo, Salu Edun Abon and Olulamokun of Yakoyo.” Ogunwusi said