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General News of Sunday, 26 July 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Osun devotees are not idol worshippers - Ooni

The Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has stated that Osun devotees are not idol worshippers.

The monarch disclosed this when he received devotees for this year's Osun festival.

He also revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has forced the festival to be restricted.

“We were forced to restrict this celebration which is a major festival in Ife. Our restriction made us ensure that we don’t create more problems while trying to solve the one at hand,” he said.

The Ooni revealed that the festival is a celebration of water which he says is life.

“We’re using this instance to reconnect with our Creator through nature to cleanse the world, and especially to end the pandemic. We are remembering our ancestors and it is unfair to call us idol worshipers,” he said.

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