By Glam & Essence
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi lll has assured the Yoruba nation that the hostility between him and the Ooni of Ife should be considered a thing of the past.
The highly revered king said this was imperative to move the Yoruba nation forward, vowing that, “from now on, Alaafin and Ooni will no longer fight”.
Oba Adeyemi said this at the gathering of Yoruba leaders and Presentation of the translation of ‘Awo’, the autobiography of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.The event held on Thursday June 27, 2019, at the International Conference Centre, ICC, University of Ibadan, UI.
The Alaafin equally seized the occasion to appeal for calm over rising tensions in the country and the perceived docility on the part of governors in the South-West to rise to occasion.
The Oba appealed to the Yoruba not to lose hope on their governors and promised to talk to President Muhammadu Buhari on the way out of the worrisome security situation in the region.
He also said that for Nigeria to continue to exist, true federalism has become necessary to be adopted for the running of the affairs of Nigeria.
He, however, expressed disappointment in the current political office holders who, he said, did not follow the footsteps of their forefathers, saying that he might have problem with Chief Awolowo when he was alive, but that would not stop him from acknowledging the good things the late sage did for the Yoruba nation.