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We are reestablishing our, oneness, link in Yoruba land – Ooni Ogunwusi

The Ooni of lfe, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi says traditional rulers in Yoruba land are reestablishing the link among them to foster oneness of a people who once lived together.


Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi stated this while playing host to the Oore of Otun-Ekiti from Ekiti state, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, who led Moba people on a historic visit to Ile-Ife, Osun state which they called their ancestral home.

Ooni said “They came back to their root ever since he ascended the thrown. Today, we have the Awori because today is Ogunfunminire day and they have chosen to do the festival in Ile Ife.


“We have traditional rulers in our midst who are out of Ife. The owa Ajero. They are all here to re-established our link, the role every one of these kingdoms played in Yoruba land and who we are.


“At some point, we once lived together as one big happy family and the likes of Oore of Otun played a pivotal role as the spokesperson of Oduduwa, our progenitor, the thinking and think-tank. We started the Parliamentary system.


While establishing that all towns and settlements across Yorubaland have their roots in Ife, Ooni Ogunwusi noted that objective research has equally revealed that the Yoruba people of South-West Nigeria have the oldest DNA, which is about 120,000 years.


“We have to tell our story because the Yoruba has the oldest DNA in the world traced to 120,000 years and back to the memory of our ancestors. We the Yorubas have the lineage of ghost DNA which is called the 104 deities.


“It has been established scientifically that the ghost DNA is one of the ancestors that gave birth to us. Scientifically it has been proven that only the Yorubas that have the ghost DNA which gave the emergence to the likes of the sickle cell over 90 per cent of sickle cell history and genealogy is within us and our forbearance call them Abiku, the spirit and reincarnation of ghost spirit.


“We have to unite because we have the structure. That is the role we are playing now”.


The Paramount Ruler of Moba land, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo described the event as a historic homecoming for people of Otun-Ekiti and other Moba towns across Yorubaland.


He added that it was equally done to celebrate the ongoing five-year coronation anniversary of the Ooni of Ife who he is the overall head of the Oodua race worldwide.


“Historically like you have heard from our father, Ooni himself, we migrated from Ile-Ife to our current locations in Ekiti, Kwara and Lagos states. We decided to visit our home, Ile-Ife again to pay homage to my father the Ooni and reconnect with our ancestors.


“This is my first homecoming as the Oore of Otun-Ekiti and it won’t be the last. The Ooni is a father to all of us in Yoruba land and we shall continue to rally round him. I am so happy and the only thing I can say is that I thank God almighty.” Oba Adekunle said.


Similarly, the Olota of Ota, Lagos State, Oba Abdul-Ganiyy Obalenge and other monarchs led several Awori chiefs and indigenes to Ife, during which the Ooni launched the Olofin Nations Assembly, to unite all Awori indigenes, who are descendants of Olofin Ogunfunminire.


The Ooni also played host to Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole, Akeran Onimoba of Moba in Lagos state, Oba Razak Aliu Adisa, Alagbado of Agbado, Ogun state, Oba Adeayo Syllon, Aare OnaKakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams and Regent of Iseri-Olofin in Lagos State.


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