The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has said he has no dispute with the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi.
Oba Ogunwusi stated this on Thursday at the meeting of the Osun State Traditional Rulers Council, which the Oluwo attended for the first time since his ascension to the throne in 2015.
At the meeting, which tool place at the palace of the Ooni of Ife in Ile Ife, Oba Ogunwusi also said the absence of Oba Akanbi from the meeting before now was not because he was barred from attending.
He said: “It’s been long since we held this meeting.
“The meeting is usually held on a monthly basis.
“This is not the time to point accusing fingers at anybody.
“The Timi of Ede came to me and told me that he would not be here because he was travelling out and that he had scheduled the trip before the meeting was called.
“So also is Orangun of Ila.
“I greet Oluwo especially.
“Like I always say, all of you left here.
“I am the caretaker here.
“Unity and development of our state are very important.
“Some traditional rulers have joined their ancestors since our last meeting.
“They include Olubosin of Ifetedo, Salu of Edunabon and Olulamokun of Yakoyo.
“We should portray ourselves the way we should.
“We should carry ourselves with dignity and royalty.
“We should unite and stand as one.
“Our meeting is how to bring about development to our state and the nation.
“I greet Oluwo especially, being his first time coming here.
“Nobody is asking you not to come here.
“This is your house.”
Responding, Oba Akanbi said peace and harmonious relationship among traditional rulers were germane to engender cohesion, unity and healthy growth of not only Osun State but the entire country.