The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has said it is unfair to call Osun devotees idol worshippers.
He made the pronouncement while playing host to Osun devotees in his palace, as the ancient city celebrated the Osun festival.
Oba Ogunwusi said devotees of gods in Yorubaland were those who remember the ancestors from time to time and it was not proper to call them idol worshipers.
His words “Osun festival, as the world knows, is the celebration of water and we all know that water is life.
The Monarch also said the country would overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oba Ogunwusi, who admitted that the pandemic was still ravaging the country, urged Nigerians to always observe laid down precautionary measures and avoid circulation of fake news.
He explained that the Osun fesrival was celebrated with some restictions, in line with Covid-19 proto.
The monarch said “Unlike the way we used to have it in Ife, we were forced to restrict this celebration which is a major festival in Ife.
“Our restriction made us to ensure that we don’t create more problems, while trying to solve the one at hand Oba Ogunwusi declares.