The Co-Chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria and the Arole Oduduwa ,His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife has clarified that devotees of the Osun river are not idol worshipers.
The monarch who spoke on Saturday while receiving some devotees, said it is unfair to call them by such names.
“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.
He also revealed that the festival was restricted as they had to abide by the NCDC guidelines in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus.