Osun Festival: Ooni Says It’s Unfair To Call Devotees Idol Worshippers

By 09:35 Sun, 26 Jul 2020 Comments

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enita Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has said it is unfair to call Osun devotees idol worshippers.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The monarch also said the country will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He made the pronouncements while playing host to Osun devotees in his palace, as the ancient city celebrated the Osun festival on Saturday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Ogunwusi, who admitted that the pandemic was still ravaging the country, urged Nigerians to always observe laid down precautionary measures and avoid circulation of fake news.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

His words: “Unlike the way we used to have it in Ife, we were forced to restrict this celebration which is a major festival in Ife.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Our restriction made us to ensure that we don’t create more problems, while trying to solve the one at hand.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Osun festival, as the world knows, is the celebration of water and we all know that water is life.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“We’re using this instance to reconnect with our creator through nature to cleanse the world, and especially to end the pandemic.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“We are remembering our ancestors and it is unfair to call us idol worshipers.”

The Osun Government was represented at the event by Mrs Sola Duro-Ladipo, Director of Field Research, Festival and Documentation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Other dignitaries also graced the occasion, which was held in adherence to COVID-19 precautionary measures.



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