Oro rites to end before Saturday elections – Elegushi
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 16, 2023
The traditional ruler of Ikate-Elegushi kingdom of Lagos State, Oba Saheed Ademola, yesterday, said the Oro festival in his community would not affect Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The monarch made the clarifications in a text message sent to newsmen followed media reports that the monarch fixed the traditional rites on Election Day.
However the monarch, Temitope Oyefeso, said that he restriction of movement for the Oro rites in Ikate-Elegushi kingdom, Eti-Osa, is from Wednesday to Friday, election day is not included.
Newsmen reports that Oro festival is a traditional event celebrated by towns and settlements of Yoruba origin. It is a traditional rite that is patriarchal in nature, as participation is only open to adult males, while females, children and non-initiates are barred.
During the festival Oro, females, children and non-initiates are warned to stay indoors.