The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi , has elucidated that Osun faithful are not idol worshippers.
The monarch who spoke on Saturday, in his palace when he received devotees as the ancient city celebrated the Osun festival, said that the festival is the celebration of water , noting that water is life .
“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 corona virus.