Oluwo warns Yoruba monarchs against idolatry


The paramount ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged Yoruba traditional rulers to turn away from Idol worship.

According to The PUNCH, Oba Akanbi, who spoke in Iwo on Wednesday during the annual Olodumare Day celebration enjoined other Yoruba Monarchs to submit to only God Almighty in running their domains.

The monarch urged those who wanted to worship idols to renounce their thrones and adopt traditional values, insisting that any king who is fetishistic does not represent God.

He said, “Other Yoruba kings must come in tandem with this because they can’t be God’s representatives and still worship other gods

“God is the real king, and the earthly king who is now fetish is not representing God well. Any king who worships other gods or is a fetishist should abdicate the throne and become an herbalist. There is no deity that is called Kabiyesi.”

Reacting to the monarch’s comment, Osogbo-based Ifa priest, the Araba Awo of Osogbo, Ifayemi Elebuibon said the monarch was wrongly interpreting Yoruba monarchy.

He said, “Odu Ifa established Iwo town, not a Qu’ran. At best, Oluwo can go to Saudi Arabia and be king there and not in Yorubaland. He is misinterpreting Yoruba monarchy.