- Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, said COVID-19 can never be in his community and there is a reason for this, God
- The controversial traditional ruler made the disclosure while speaking with Legit TV
- The monarch, however, advised people to adhere to safety protocols against the deadly disease
As the deadly coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has explained why the disease is not in his community.
Speaking with Legit TV, the monarch said the deadly disease is not in Iwo because there is the authority of God in the town.
Oba Akanbi also stated that despite the absence of COVID-19 in Iwo, he wears his face mask regularly and advised people to do the same.
Speaking about the identity of the Yoruba race, the traditional ruler said idol worshippers are discouraging people from encouraging the Yoruba culture and tradition.
According to him, there is a difference between idol worshipping and tradition. He stated that idol worshipping is a religion while tradition is an identity, adding that the former has stained the latter.
"What we want people to know is that when it comes to idolatry, idol worshipping or something, it's not part of our culture, it is a religion. Religion is man-made, our culture is my identity."
Speaking on why he is being described as a modern king, he said:
"I have tradition but tradition has to move with time. Wed don't leave our tradition, you have to develop on it. It's like you have a mirror and you don't clean it. So what I'm doing with the mirror that I met is to wipe it up and clean it, upgrade it and update it."
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Oba Akanbi, said anyone battling the deadly coronavirus that enters Iwo community would be automatically healed.
The monarch made the disclosure during the ceremony to mark his 5th coronation anniversary.
According to Oba Akanbi, traditional rulers have healing power inherent in them because they are God’s ambassadors on earth.
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