Why I was silent during the Ile-Ife crisis – Emir Sanusi | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has given reasons for his silence on the crisis that rocked Ile-Ife in Osun State recently.

Sanusi while Speaking on Wednesday during a visit to the scene of the March 8 clash in Sabo area of Ile-Ife, said he and the Sultan opted not to speak on the issue because Oba Ogunwusi’s response and actions to the crisis were sufficient.

He lauded the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for the fatherly role he played during fight, by taking responsibility for the protection of his subjects irrespective of their tribes and religion.

He said: “My visit here today is a happy and sad one. It is a happy one because it is an opportunity for me to come and formally congratulate you on your enthronement and it is a sad one because it is in connection with the sad incident that occurred at Ile-Ife recently.

“I know many people from the North have been complaining that I have been quiet on this matter. Let me say that the moment this sad incident happened, His Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, reached out to me and sultan; both of us have reached out to the Ooni a number of times and we are satisfied with the fatherly way he has, so far, responded to the crisis.

“We see the role he played as a confirmation that he is truly the father of all in Yoruba land, irrespective of tribes and religion, and we felt that so long the Ooni was doing everything humanly possible to stabilise the situation, there was no need for anyone of us to make any statement that could worsen the situation.

“Let me also add that I was to be here with the sultan but he travelled and he has asked me to represent him and all the northern traditional rulers.

“You (the Ooni) showed, indeed, that everyone in Ife is your subject, which is the way it should be.

“The family we come from and the institution we represent are institutions that take responsibility for protecting the lives, property and dignity of our people living within their jurisdiction, irrespective of where they are from. We thank you for playing that role.”

Sanusi equally applauded the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, who has now set up a commission of enquiry to look into the cause of the crisis and recommend how to avoid a recurrence.

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  1. The incident happened on 8 March but your visit is on 19 April, and you are claiming that you are protecting the life and personality of your people. A month plus after, GOD Almighty will surely ask you about these people in the hereafter. Hypocratic man

    1. Msheliza, keep your hatred to yourself, cant you read his statement that the Oni had already taken control and performed fatherly role on the crisis.
      So you would've liked him to storm Ife and pour fuel to the crisis.
      You reason in a childish and silly manner.
      Let me assure you that your devilish prayer is just in the wind as God does not answer haters like you.
      Go and read and digest your Bible more and you'll see why love is greater than hate.

    2. He does not own a Bible! Pls,send him one for that is the only way to redeem his lost soul.


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