Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has said he will isolate himself to pray to God to change Nigerian politicians from the deceptive ways.

The Yoruba top monarch said the nation’s political office holders are the same irrespective of their political parties, challenging them to start serving the people genuinely and stop taking the country for granted.

According to him, politicians defect from party to party for their selfish interests.

Ooni disclosed this at his Ile-Oodua palace, Ile-Ife, before heading into seven days of isolation to communicate with the gods ahead of Olojo Festival.

He said, “We believe in the forces of nature for nature to conspire in our favour but every other thing in our country, they are all man-made; the likes of security, our politicians will take credit for that, they are the ones that caused it till date. I will go again into seclusion for God to touch their heart, for them to stop playing all of us like Ludo.

“They should be more sensitive about people because it is one political party. They are just crisscrossing from one political party to the other in order to retain their positions. We have one political party in this country, same value, same character, same politician.

“But I am going to go into seclusion for God to touch their hearts for them to stop playing games with the lives of citizens of this country. It is about time for them to realise that they should serve us genuinely because we cannot continue like this.

“This time around is a serious one, it is a request on behalf of the entire people, Yoruba race and by extension our dear country- Nigeria. I am going for God to touch their hearts and really pray to my ancestors. We are just deceiving ourselves that they are different, they are the same. All of them have crossed to the major party but Nigeria is above them all.


“This time around, it is a very sensitive one and a very serious one. First of all to thank God Almighty and the spirit of our ancestors that have been guiding us thus far, God has really helped us with the pandemic issue because we won’t be able to handle it, when we compare things we have been doing with other nations. We have every course to be thankful to God.


“They said we are spiritual and it is working for us in this country, we have cause to thank God Almighty, that it is not out of hands. We shouldn't rest on our oars, I am going into seclusion which is the sixth. I inherited the tradition from my ancestors thousands of years ago."

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