Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has warned Yoruba communities against attacks on or conspiracy against the traditional institutions, stating that it is a taboo.
The monarch, however, advised communities to rally round their traditional leaders to foster development and peace.
The Ooni stated this at Imesi Ekiti in the Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Saturday during the coronation of the Onimesi, Oba Olatunji Olatunde, where he was represented by the Agbolu of Ife, Oba Adekunle Adebowale.
He said, “The traditional institution is sacred and should not suffer any form of attack or conspiracy from any quarters, either from within or outside.
“I want to enjoin the people of Imesi to rally round their monarch and give him the necessary support. It is a taboo in Yorubaland for anyone to conspire against an Oba.
“I am pleased with what I have seen here today in terms of the display of Yoruba’s cultural and traditional values. All that you have showcased here today are a replica of what we do in Ile Ife, which is the cradle of the Yoruba. This shows that Onimesi is a true descendant of Oduduwa,” Ooni said.