On Tuesday, September 27, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi Telu 1, made a shocking revelation about the superiority of traditional Obas in Yoruba land over the political office leaders and religious leaders, in Nigeria.
Oba Adewale Akanbi made this known at the 1st City People Culture lecture held at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state. He disclosed that the importance of a traditional Oba cannot be over emphasized because the words of the Oba holds more divine relevance than any man who is not a king.
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He said: “The power that god almighty bestowed upon a king cannot be overemphasized. Sadly, the highly placed throne of a traditional king has been relegated due to loss of value for culture and misconception of history. Any nation that relegates the title of Oba has lost every sense of leadership that represents a divine purpose of the almighty. The pastors and Imams are not the representative of god but the Obas are a religious leader such as pastor Adeboye or bishop Oyedepo can only pray but do not have the authority to decree. Obas don’t pray, they decree. They represent the almighty god here on earth and the crown is the symbol and gods supremacy that we carry as kings.”
Please is he saying he saying the truth?