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Ado Monarch Breaks 400 years jinx, Visits Ekiti Community

Ado monarch breaks 400 years jinxisits Ekiti community By the conclaveng -November 5, 20220103 In his bid to peacefully resolve the 400 years rift between the Ewi-in-Council and people of Imesi-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, is set to visit the town on Monday.

The Onimesi of Imesi-Ekiti, Oba Olatunji Olatunde, made this known via a statement issued on Saturday.

Imesi-Ekiti is in Gbonyin Local Government area of the state. 

Olatunde said Adejugbe would be the first Ewi of Ado-Ekiti to visit Imesi-Ekiti in 400 years. 

 He noted that Ewi will also participate in the annual ‘Odun Ade Festival’ tagged, ‘Festival of Reconciliation’, to welcome the traditional ruler to the town. 

The monarch stated that since 400 years ago, no reigning Ewi of Ado-Ekiti had ever visited the town due to a rift, which he said, had caused disunity between the people of Ado-Ekiti and Imesi-Ekiti. 

Olatunji said adequate arrangements were being made to welcome the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti and other traditional rulers to grace the festival.

“The hunters are preparing for the traditional booming of guns and war dance to usher in Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, as a father and harbinger of peace, prosperity, and bloom. 

“The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti will be home to Imesi people during this year’s “Odun Ade” festival and would be joined by the Onisan of Isan, Oba Gabriel Ayodele Adejuwon and the Chairman traditional rulers council of Ekiti,” the monarch said. 

Other traditional rulers expected to grace the festival include Owa Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole; the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Adeniyi Ajakaiye; among other traditional rulers.