Olugbo, Oba Akinruntan scolds Ooni Ogunwusi, Ife people for celebrating Moremi

Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, Olugbo of Ugbo in Ondo State has critisized the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Ife people for celebrating Moremi the heroine of the Ife and Ugbo wars.
According to the angry traditional ruler of Ugboland, “Our forefathers descended from heaven that is why we are called ‘Ugbo Atorunwo. To set the record straight, Moremi remains a traitor. She was a slave captured by Ugbo warriors during one of their many raids on Ile-Ife. She became the wife of Osangangan Obamakin, the son of Oranfe, who was the paramount ruler of over 13 aboriginal communities of ancient Ugbomokun, which later came to be called Ile-Ife.”
“Oduduwa came to Ugbomokun as a stranger and was welcomed in Ilero, the aboriginal palace of Osangangan Obamakin, which is still in existence in present-day Iremo in Ile Ife. During the dynastic struggles, Osangangan Obamakin was directed by the oracles (Ifa and Osanyin) to leave Ile-Ife. Moremi betrayed her husband’s trust when she exposed the secret of the Ugbo warriors’ gallantry.

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