The paramount ruler made this remark while hosting The Arole Oodua, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(Ojaja II) who yesterday night paid him a unity visit in his palace at Akure, Ondo state.
He lauded the new Ooni for his exhortation of God at all times, his dedication to uplifting the youths and his unity train he moves around the country especially among Yoruba Obas.
He therefore assured his vistor who he described as his father and that of the entire Oodua nation of his Kingdom’s total cooperation as they all originated from Ile-Ife hundreds of years ago.
“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 d country especially Yoruba Obas is indeed very commendable and may God continue to bless you” Deji said.
Ooni in his speech expressed delight at the way he was honoured by the king and people of the capital city, he emphasized on peace and unity of 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” Ooni expressed.
among the eminent sons and daughters of Akure that joined Deji in hosting the Ooni Ogunwusi include Afenifere Leader Pa Reuben Fasoranti, National Chairman of SDP Chief Olu Falae, Chief Imam of Akure, High Chief Olisa of Akure, A royal son of Akure, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, Attorney General of Ondo State, Barrister Eyitayo Jegede.
Ooni Ogunwusi had earlier same day paid a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty the Olowo of OWO, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi at his palace at Owo who led him to the palace of Oba Ojomo Oluda of Ijebu-Owo from where they all went straight to the commissioning ceremony of Best Western plus Mydas Hotel owned Prince Rotimi Ibidapo.
Apart from Olowo of Owo and Ojomo Oluda who arrived the event with Ooni of Ife to commission the first five star hotel in Ondo state, the other Obas and eminent people that graced the occasion include His Royal Majesty the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom Oba Victor Kiladejo, Her Excellency the Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Otunba(Mrs) Titi Laoye-Tomori, HRM Salu of Edunabon, HRM Elejesi of Ejesi, HRM Asoya of Isoya, HRM Laaroka of Wanikin HRH Arode of Ife, HRH Laadin of Ife, HRH Akogun of Ife, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, former Commissioner for Information in Ondo State Chief Eddie Olafeso Special Adviser to Ooni on Special Duties Mr Akin Daodu and a host of others.
Comrade Moses Olafare,
Director of Media and Public Affairs,