The Ooni of ife His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi said recently received in court, at the weekend, the Lagos State President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Solomon Ogbonna, who was accompanied by a delegation of African Farmers and Cultural Organisation:
“I am so happy to have the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State President here as part of this empowerment initiative.
“Lagos is part of Yorubaland and we are all one. We are all the same; the history is there, the facts are there, and we should actually put these facts out. Why are we fighting?
“This is your root. I said it recently that some of our Yoruba kinsmen with ignorance of our history came out with nugatory statements of my position on the family ties between Yoruba and Igbo people. We have to say the truth and the truth must set us all free, we are blood brothers. We should be inseparable. Please feel at home in Yorubaland and respect your Yoruba brothers and sisters too.
“We have a lot of discoveries that the Igbo and Yoruba people once lived together as one family and this will be revealed to the public. We should look at things that connect us together not those that separate us.
“There were different clans of Igbo that left Ife to establish their kingdoms. One of them rebelled back and started coming to cause mayhem in Ife (where they originally came from) and that is the Olugbo Kingdom. We should all come together and forget what happened in the past.”