The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi have been commended for finally restoring the brotherhood between them.
The latest commendation came from Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG).
“No news has gladdened the heart of all Yoruba people at home and in the Diaspora in a long while like the visit of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III on the occasion of the latter’s 45th coronation anniversary.”, the group’s national chairman, Hon. Olawale Oshun, said in a statement on Monday.
He proposed an annual convening of Yoruba traditional rulers conference, noting that Yoruba nation is blessed with several powerful kingship dynasties, pointing out that it would count for strength, pride and versatility of Yoruba people.
The statement reads further:
“To further reinforce this renewed brotherhood among our Royal Fathers, ARG proposes the resuscitation of Yoruba Traditional Rulers Conference as a platform to revive and re-engage our traditional institutions, whilst making regional socioeconomic developmental integration the Conference’s main policy and advocacy agenda”.“This is a project that ARG has been silently pursuing in the last few years and which has been broached to a number of frontline monarchs. ARG believes that the coming together of all our Royal Fathers under a unifying framework and defined intent will reinforce this newfound unity of purpose and promote our unity, identity and history as a people.”“ARG warns those who had benefitted and hope to continue to do so knocking a supremacy mirage amongst our leading traditional institutions to learn from the humility of these two great monarchs who demonstrated clearly that greatness does not lie in mischief and pettiness.”“We must therefore stop any futile comparison for which no basis or criteria exist. Rather, we must as a people celebrate our collective ancestral greatness built on our unique culture and values.”