Ooni orders 3-day fasting, prayers over Ile -Ife crisis

Ile-Ife March 12, 2017 (TNE):The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has declared a three-day fasting and prayer session to restore peace in Ile-Ife, the cradle of Yorubaland.
Ogunwusi  announced this in Ile-Ife on Sunday  through his deputy and Obalufe of Ife Kingdom, Oba Idowu Adediwura.
Adediwura said that the Ooni, who travelled to London on Saturday, sent the message to him to be  delivered to all stakeholders.
According to him, the fasting and prayer session will start on  Monday and end on  Wednesday.
He appealed to Christians, Muslims and believers in other traditional religions to unite and help in  tackling the country’s diverse challenges.
”Ife is the cradle of the Yoruba, Niger Delta, Urobo  and  Hausa  among other ethnic groups  living there. 
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Mr Babajide Omoworare, has distributed 40 bags of rice, five bags of beans, a cow and cash to victims of  the crisis.
The federal  lawmaker acknowledged  that there was nothing presented to victims that could  replace what they had lost.
The senator lauded the state governor, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola, for being proactive  in deploying security personnel that intervened to stop the crisis in the ancient town.(TNE)
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