Metro Ooni of Ife: I Have no Problem With Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos



The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Tuesday reiterated that he has no ill feelings towards Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos state.

There had been reports the Ooni was miffed after Oba Akiolu snubbed him at a Lagos event.

Speaking in Port Harcourt, the Ooni said:

“We did not have a problem. It is being overblown by the media. Like I said, I respect him. I had a relationship with him when I was a prince and when I was an entrepreneur in Lagos. I will continue to respect him.

“It is very unlikely that you will see a successful Nigerian that has not passed through Lagos. So, give honour to whom honour is due.”

He also congratulated the government and the people of Rivers State for the peaceful relationship with the state’s Yoruba community.

Oba Rilwan's palace was on fire on Tuesday evening, setting the rumor mills running. It's alleged that the gods retaliated for the Ooni because of Oba Rilwan's "disrespect."


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