Opinion: Ooni Should Stay in His Palace and Stop Disrespecting Yoruba Heritage (Video).
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan Ojaja II, is a young and vibrant individual, he is a peacemaker and preacher of love.
Since he attained the throne in 2015, he has been trying his best to unite the Yoruba nation. The long age enmity between Ooni of Ife and Alaafin of Oyo ended with the emergence of Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan.
The first-class king who is also the custodian of Oduduwa has working religiously to bring peace to the Yoruba nation by moving from one kingdom to another.
In his quest to bring unity to the Yoruba land, Ooni of Ife has been disrespected a countless number of times by either king of lower rank or political leaders.
First, the Oba of Lagos shunned him in public when he greeted him, although Oba of Lagos later claimed that it wasn’t intentional.
Also, the Oluwo of Iwo also had a disgraceful fight with Oba Adeyeye.
The latest one happened a few days ago during the coronation of Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal.
When Ooni of Ife came into the program, everyone in the hall stood to greet him except former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Oba Gbolahan Lawal. The Ọọni also slightly bow to greet Tinubu at the event.
Many Nigerians have been criticizing Tinubu and Oniru for disrespecting Ooni of Ife, however, I will not blame the duo. I blame Ooni of Ife for not only disrespecting himself but Insulting the Yoruba heritage.
The king is the custodian of Oduduwa who is the progenitor of the Yoruba nation. He needs to stay in his palace and stop moving around.
It is not a must that he honors all Invitation sent to him. He should always send representatives to events.
The king should remain in his palace and give orders from there rather than moving around. He is a first-class king and commander in chief, he should start acting as such.
Finally, Asiwaju Tinubu should immediately apologize to the Yoruba nation for disrespecting Ooni of Ife. It is a pity that Tinubu who claimed to be the Yoruba leader in Nigeria is indulged in such a disgraceful act.
If he cannot show ultimate respect for the custodian of Oduduwa, how do we expect other tribes such as respect him?
I know that Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan is a tolerant and peace lover, but he needs to stay in his palace and control from there.
You will hardly see the Sultan of Sokoto or Oba of Benin attending all available events like he always does.
What do you think about this?
Is it right for Ooni of Ife to always attend social functions?
What do you think about Tinubu’s action?
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