Ife, Modakeke pledge to uphold peace, togetherness for communities advancement –

The Ile-ife and Modakeke communities held their annual gathering program over the weekend, usually organized by Ife’s Asiwaju chief Alex Duduyemi, pledging greater solidarity and solidarity without isolation to ensure the progress of both communities.

The meeting at Chief Duduyemi’s residence attracted Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Joseph Olubiyi Toriola and other community leaders, including prominent figures in the community.

Ooni Oba Ogunwusi of Ife, speaking at the meeting, exhorted the two communities, especially the young, to move forward in a spirit of gentleness and live in harmony with each other.

The sovereign, advising them that they should always avoid actions that might cause a crisis among them, told them that peace and kinship could be recorded only in an atmosphere of oneness.

Speaking through Oba Bamikole Adewale Ojutalayo, Larooka of Obamurewa Ife, the monarch sought cooperation from the community to cement their concrete relationship after rushing to another outing outside Ile-ife.

Oba Ojutalayo insisted, “We all know that for many years, there have been Ife/Modakeke disputes, but with our father Ooni of Ife coming to the throne, he has always advocated for peace. So the idea of ​​peace between the two communities has become a reality. “

“Ogunsua is a man of peace. We’ve known him for decades. Disputes, whatever the cause, have subsided. God has taken control and we live in peace now.”

“Through cooperation between the two sovereigns, peace will be sustained in the two communities. The two communities have identified areas of cooperation,” he submitted.

In his own statement, Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Joseph Olubiyi Toriola, thanked Almighty God for the peace in Modakeke and Ife and assured that the two communities would ensure that it lasted forever.

He pledged to do everything in his power to promote peaceful relations between his subjects and the people of Ife.

The prince, who described Chief Duduyemi as a unifying factor ensuring the peaceful rule of the two communities, said, “He was a man who loved everyone and was interested in the development of the whole community”.

Chief Duduyemi said that in reacting, this opportunity was his chance to bring Ife and Modakeke under the same roof.

He noted, “This gala was my late father’s wish, which I have continued. This year is my chance to bring Ife and Modakeke under the same roof. Something like this hasn’t happened in a while”.

However, Oluomo of Ife, Gbenga Owolabi said there was no difference between the two towns, adding, “It’s just a bastard who wants to separate us. All the troublemakers are not from Ife or Modakeke”, he landed.

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