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Oyo Monarch Vows To Join Hands With Ooni, For Peace In Yoruba Land. By John Dike Osogbo

Oyo Monarch Vows To Join Hands With Ooni, For Peace In Yoruba Land.

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The Aseyin of Iseyin kingdom in Oyo State, Oba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, Adeyeri III Ajirotutu I, has expressed readiness to join hands with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja ll in ensuring peace and tranquility across Yoruba land.

The new Iseyin monarch made this known during his homage to the Ooni Ogunwusi at his Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife on Monday, describing the visit as a historic homage paid by a son to his father.

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According to Otunba Moses Olafare, Director, Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, said that Oba Olawale came to reaffirm a continued loyalty to the Ooni, a gesture which was institutionalised by his predecessor, Oba AbdulGaniy Adekunle Oloogunebi

“In tandem with our traditions and history inherited from my predecessor and all our ancestors, I’m here today to accompanied by my queen, kingmakers and prominent Iseyin sons and daughters to pay homage to my father the Arole Oduduwa, OONI Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, CFR, Ojaja II, who undoubtedly remains the overall head of the entire Oduduwa race worldwide. I am a son who has come to check on his father.

“Our ancestors had centuries ago enjoyed cordial relationship between Iseyin and Ile-Ife, our cradle. My immediate predecessor, Oba AbdulGaniy Adekunle Oloogunebi was able to consolidate on our ties with Ile-Ife and we are here again to continue it and make it stronger. Where you go is where I go”. Aseyin said.

Responding, Ooni Ogunwusi who doubles as Co-Chairman, National Council Of Traditional Rulers Of Nigeria (NCTRN) confirmed the relationship between Iseyin and Ile-Ife as being very cordial and mutually beneficial.

“Kabiyesi Aseyin, you are perfectly correct on the story you just narrated about Aseyin/Ooni cordial relationship. I am also very proud of your determination to step up the existing cordiality between us for the benefit of progress of our race. That’s commendable and I assure you and the good people of Iseyin kingdom of our unshaken love.”

Ooni, who is the Leader of The Southern Nigeria Forum of Traditional Rulers blessed the visiting Aseyin with prayers for good health, long life and peaceful prosperous reign for the new monarch of Iseyin kingdom. Urging him to be magnanimous in victory and asked him to always work for the peace, development and the growth of Iseyin kingdom.

“Bring everyone on board, work with them all. Even your opponents have now become your subjects today and you must be magnanimous in victory. Invite sons and daughters to Iseyin for development, if they don’t come home, you must visit them wherever they are globally and attract them home.” He advised.

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