God is above all kings, says Ooni

Ooni-Trial-30-10-copyFOLLOWING sharp criticisms that trailed the action of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) kneeling to worship God in the church during a thanksgiving service, the monarch has explained that, “no king on earth is above God.”

The monarch, who was berated by critics for kneeling after a week-long coronation activities that was climaxed by a thanksgiving service on Sunday 13th December 2015, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ile-Ife, said it is an unacceptable sacrilege to equate Ooni’risa or any other king to the Almighty God.

In a statement signed by the Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Ile-Ife, Moses Olafare said, “God is the creator of mankind and it is God that made it possible for the enthronement of any king.

“The Ile Oodua has been drawn to a publication released Wednesday 16th 2015 by an online medium in which His Imperial Majesty, Ooni’risa and Arole Oodua Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(Ojaja II) 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.

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  • Nanfa Kumswa

    This is a very wise Kabiyesi. Surely, God is the one who puts up Kings and also puts down kings.

  • Akhabue

    Daniel 4
    34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes unto Heaven, and my understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured HIM that lives forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and HIS Kingdom is from generation to generation:
    35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and HE does according to HIS will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can restrain HIS Hand, or say unto HIM, What do YOU?

  • New Nigerian

    This is progressive thinking and a welcome development. We can work with that.

  • amador kester

    Well done ooni. You have demonstrated the fundamental and the first attributes of a wise person. Nothing more can be said

  • amador kester

    Well done ooni. You have demonstrated the foremost character of a wise king . Nothing more can be said