The Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi says the Ooni of Ife is the father of everyone in Yorubaland, except the non descendants of Oduduwa.
Oba Aladelusi said this on Thursday, while hosting the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at his palace at Akure, Ondo state.
A statement was released to this effect by Comrade Moses Olafare, Director of Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace.
“Arole Oodua, we are very glad to receive you today in Akure Kingdom, you are the father of all of us in Yorubaland except those who are not true descendants of Oduduwa.”
“The way you have been exhorting the Almighty God, your dedication to uplift the youth and your train of unity that moves around the country especially Yoruba Obas is indeed very commendable and may God continue to bless you.”
While remarking on the reception accorded him, the Ooni of Ife harped on the importance of peace and unity among the Yoruba people as the only guaranteed key to progress.
“I am overwhelmed by the love the Kabiyesi Deji and good people of Akure have showed to me this night, I have come here for peace, unity and progress of Yorubaland, I have been moving around the country in respect of this because that’s simply what we need to move our nation forward.”