Newly-crowned Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) on Sunday, December 13, 2015, turned to a clergyman when he mounted the pulpit to address the congregation at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Ayegbaju, Ile-Ife, Osun state.
According to Eaglesonline, the revered monarch craved the indulgence of the congregation before mounting the pulpit to lead praise songs to God and admonish the people from the holy scriptures as part of activities marking the official presentation of staff of office as the 51st Ooni of Ife.
During the service, Oba Ogunwusi thanked God for choosing him, he prayed that the peace and light that he has come to fulfill in ile-Ife would spread to Osun state, yorubaland, Oodua race, Nigeria and the world at large.
The Lord Bishop of Ife, Rt Rev Oluranti Odubogun, in his speech, described the Oba Adeyeye as a conqueror and likened him to King Solomon in the Old Testament who had been ordained as king from his mother’s womb.
He therefore asked God to grant the new Ooni the wisdom to walk gregariously with God’s illumination so that he can sail through and have a successful reign.
In a related development, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, during a recent visit, told the monarch to make God his pillar while he oversees the Yoruba ancestral throne.
At the monarch’s home, Pastor Kumuyi reminded him to try as much as possible to make heaven so as to reign with Christ eternally.