By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on politicians to address the state of insecurity in the country, saying the Yoruba traditional oracle, Ifa, indicted politicians over the crisis in Nigeria.
The monarch said this at his palace in Ile-Ife on Sunday to mark the end of the Annual World Ifa festival.
Oba Ogunwusi warned politicians to atone for their bad practices, saying that Ifa was the voice of God and its pronunciations must be followed while sacrifices must be offered to avert evils as prescribed by Orunmila.
The Yoruba ruler claimed that the oracle had warned the world concerning an imminent pandemic in 2019, foretelling the current coronavirus pandemic still some parts of the world today.
He said, “In 2019, Ifa said there would be a pandemic, but the world paid little or no attention, tagging it as idol worshipping. But the COVID-19 came to prove it right, thank God that we were spared from the evil wave.
“Also, last year, Ifa said there would be several agitations like we have across the country today, we have prayed, and we shall keep praying.
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“In the corpus named OseKaran, Ifa revealed that most of our challenges are the handiwork of desperate politicians. Ifa warned them sternly to desist from their evil ways or wait to face the wrath of Olodumare.”
The Oba, however, stated that the oracle has said there would be no war, as rumours and declarations of tribal war have been made by many in the country.
“Orunmila said there won’t be war and all challenges currently facing us as a country would soon be a thing of the past, and we shall emerge prosperous very soon,” the Ooni said.