- Members of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) have been asked to always respect the law of the land
- This was an admonition from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II
- Going further, Ooni advised members of the association to unite and avoid acts that could result in factions
For the sake of peace, members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) have been asked not to take laws into their hands.
The call was made by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, when he received members of the OPC, led by its president, Prince Osibote in his palace.
Adeyeye who described the association as a great promoter of Yoruba tradition, ethics and principles urged members of the association to unite and avoid acts that could result in factions.
“Do not involve yourself in extrajudicial practices that could create more problems than we are trying to solve."
“For the sake of the sweet memories of your late founder, Frederick Fasehun, I am appealing to all of you to have a rallying point so that you can be united.
“You can have several leaders all over, what I am appealing for is unity of purpose and common interest toward developing the Yoruba nation."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has called on southwest governors and other Yoruba stakeholders to support Iba Gani Adams, Aare OnaKakanfo, and Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a. Sunday Igboho) in their bid to protect the Yoruba territory against external aggression.
The secretary-general of the group, Dr Kunle Olajide, made the call during an interview in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
Legit.ng gathers that Olajide said the governors must realise that they did not have control over federal security outfits, hence the need to support the local groups headed by Iba Adams, Igboho and others.
In another report, the famous Oyo activist, Sunday Igboho finally secured the forgiveness of the Ooni of Ife, days after he tendered an apology to the monarch.
The benevolent position of the revered Yoruba traditional ruler was made known by his director of media and public affairs, Moses Olafare, on Thursday, February 4.
Olafare said as part of his royal conduct, the Ooni does not engage in verbal exchanges in issues that threaten the peace of the Yoruba nation.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.