The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said
he will not stop according Oba of Lagos, Oba
Rilwan Akiolu, respect despite snubbing him at a
social function on Tuesday.
The foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland said he
was not perturbed by Akiolu’s action. He said he is
committed to ensuring unity among traditional rulers
in the land.
Oba Ogunwusi spoke to our correspondent through
the Director Media and Public Affairs of Ooni’s
Palace on Wednesday.
The monarch said, “nobody should castigate
anybody” for doing what he did because of the
position he holds and because of his age… Ooni
would not stop according his colleagues and every
category of people the respect they deserve.
“The Ooni of Ife is not ready to make any official
statement over what happened between him and
Oba of Lagos. He still holds Oba Akiolu in high
esteem and what happened yesterday will not stop
the Ooni from holding him in high esteem.”