The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, has blamed problems in the society on traditional rulers, urging them (monarchs) to pacify God to show mercy on the nation so as to enthrone peace and tranquility on the land.
Speaking at his palace in Iwo, Osun State on Friday, the first class monarch said God mandated him to tell all the traditional rulers in the country to seek divine intervention and intercede for their subjects to earn His blessings.
Oba Akanbi insisted that the misfortune currently being experienced in the country including the economic recession, insecurity and poverty, were the consequence of the failure of the traditional rulers to play their role as mediator between their subjects and God.
The Oluwo, who did not exempt himself, traced societal problems to the traditional ruling class, saying until they changed their way of life and do the needful, the problems would persist.
According to him, “we the traditional rulers are the problem of the society. We must depart from our ungodly ways, shun practices that tend to anger God and seek His blessing for the nation”.
“I’m not just saying this on my own. It’s a message that God asked me to deliver to the traditional ruler and if they listen and accede, this nation would not experience tribulation anymore”, the monarch said.
Oba Akanbi also lamented that most traditional rulers do not know their rightful place and charged them to assert themselves and live up to expectation, so as to liberate the nation.