Ooni replies Olugbo: ‘Stop engaging in royal rascality’

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has urged the Olugbo of Ugboland, Frederick Obateru Akinruntan to stop engaging in royal rascality over his comments on Ife heroine, Moremi Ajasoro.
Oba Ogunwusi in a statement issued on his behalf by his media aide, Moses Olafare on Sunday stated that what ought to be paramount in the minds of all Yorubas is how to foster unity in their homestead.
Oba Akinruntan had through the Olugbo-in-Council berated the people Ile-Ife for celebrating MOREMI AJASORO as a heroine and goddess of liberty, saying she should be accorded the status of a traitor.
Reacting through his media aide, Oba Ogunwusi stated that “This outburst of OLUGBO can only be viewed by the well meaning people as a mere royal rascality and a pitiable act of absurdity that doesn’t deserve serious attention by serious minded people.
“While we remain very proud of the great queen Moremi Ajasoro, a brave woman who sacrificed her only son OLUOROGBO for the victory of her people over the faceless terrorists who used to incessantly raid Ife markets, we will not dignify this rascality of royalty with an expected response as we are not ready for any useless supremacy battle incapable of taking Yoruba to a greater height.”
Olafare on behalf of his principal stated that what is most paramount on the mind of the Ife monarch remains the much needed progress of Yoruba nation.
“It is a pity that at this time when everybody is lucidly tired of retrogressive royal discord generally agreed to have colossally hindered our pace of progress as a people of common heritage politically and socio-economically, the OLUGBO who claims to be the chairman of Yoruba Obas Committee on Peace and Reconciliation has suddenly without a deep knowledge of Yoruba history woken up to see royal controversy as the only tool for cheap publicity.”

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