Culture at its best as Ikare Oloke meji, Connects with their ancestors - Global Quest Magazine


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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Culture at its best as Ikare Oloke meji, Connects with their ancestors

Residents of Ikare Akoko in Akoko Northwest local government area of Ondo State have spent four days praying on the Ikare hills to reconnect with their ancestors for the progress of the community as part of activities to mark the Okemeji Tako Tabo Festival.

The festival symbolised migration from Ile-Ife and their ancestors’ settlement on the Ikare Hills.

Adorned with white attires members of the Ikare Akoko offered prayers to their ancestors while showcasing their cultural heritage through dances, quiz competition, seminar and special town hall meeting.

Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko, Oba Adeleke Adegbite-Adedoyin II cautioned politicians against infighting and making inflammatory comments capable of causing chaos or setting the country ablaze.

Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin II who urged politicians not to see contest for elective offices as a do-or-die affair said many lives have been lost in the past during elections.

He asked security agencies to be alive to its responsibilities to dealing with any politicians hobnobbing with hoodlums to incite violence during electioneering periods.

His words: “We cannot afford to lose lives again. We must understand the incontrovertible fact that election is not a do-or-die affair. Candidates and their supporters must realize the need for peaceful poll”

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“Politicians must not engage in inflammatory comment during the course of their campaigns, I will advice them to read the new electoral act in order to know the punishment tied to it.”

Thr Owa-Ale, who was recently promoted to a First Class monarch by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said the Okemeji Tako Tabo festival was a celebration of the community’s progenitors who settled in its present hilly settlement.

“Today is a remarkable day in Ikare as we celebrate the Okemeji Tako Tabo Festival. We are celebrating our forebears who came from Ile-Ife, and ever since then, we have been progressing in all spheres”.

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