‘I’m Not Above God’ – Ooni of Ife


The Ooni of Ife, Ooni’risa & Arole Oodua, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (OjajaII), has said that it is sacrilegious for anyone to equate him with God, stating that “no king on earth is above God”.

Reacting to reports where he was berated for kneeling while worshipping God during the thanksgiving service marking the end of his Majesty installation activities, the royal majesty said “God is the creator of mankind and it is God that made possible the enthronement of any king.”

The week-long coronation activities for the Ooni was climaxed by a thanksgiving service on Sunday 13th December 2015, at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Ile-Ife

In a statement signed by the Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Ile-Ife, Comrade Moses Olafar but issued to journalists in Lagos, the Ooni said “The of ILE OODUA attention has been drawn to a publication released Wednesday 16th 2015 by an online medium in which His Imperial Majesty, Ooni’risa & Arole Oodua Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(OjajaII) was criticised for bowing to God.

“God remains the highest KING OF KINGS who has kept all Kings alive and had made it possible for me to be crowned as the a King of the source of Yoruba civilisation.

“I have no regret whatsoever for kneeling down to exalt the almighty God who did not only created me but also kept me alive, saw me through all the storms in my life-journey and eventually crowned me as the custodian of Oodua Race.

“This act of equating me to God of Gods, King of Kings and the sole owner of the universe is a wicked sacrilege planned to embarrass the throne. My emergence as Oba has been made possible only by the almighty Olodumare to whom I remain eternally grateful” the Ooni said.

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