The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised indigenes of Osi-Ekiti in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti to embrace peace and unity ahead of the selection of a successor to the throne of the town.
The Oba gave the advice during the Osi-Ekiti Day 2022 celebration recently held in the community.
The traditional ruler, who was represented by the Ogbolu of Ile-Ife, Oba Adekunle Adebowale, appealed to the various royal houses in the town to support the regent and kingmakers in their bid to select the rightful king.
He said, “I want to appeal to all the indigenes of Osi-Ekiti to be lovers of peace and allow the regent and kingmakers to decide the rightful heir to the throne.
“The community cannot enjoy any meaningful development when there is rancour, conflict and disharmony among the indigenes of the town.”
The regent of Osi-Ekiti kingdom, HRH Aderonke Agunbiade-Akin, in her address, urged the royal houses to shun violence in the pursuit of their ambition, noting that the selection of the next king for the community was the sole responsibility of the kingmakers and Indigenes of the town.
She said, “I implore the town’s royal families, sons and daughters, to let peace reign to enable us to choose our substantive traditional Oba soon.”