Recently, the newly crowned Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been under severe criticism from some quarters after he had knelt down in church during his thanksgiving coronation. The Ooni of Ife in a statement released by his media aide, Mr. Moses Olafare, said, God is the highest of all gods who made him to be crowned as King. According to him, “God remains the highest, the king of kings who has kept all kings alive and has made it possible for me to be crowned as the king of the source of Yoruba civilisation.” The Ooni of Ife is seen as the father of Ile Ife, the ancestral home of the Yorubas, further noted that act of equating me to God of gods is an embarrassment the throne. “This act of equating me to God of gods of 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 “I have no regrets whatsoever for kneeling down to exalt the almighty God who did not only create 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,” the statement said.
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