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2022 ISESE FESTIVAL: Traditionalists Holds Rituals, Prayers for Peace, Love and National Unity

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2022 ISESE FESTIVAL: Traditionalists Holds Rituals, Prayers for Peace, Love and National Unity

 

By Adewale Owoade

 

The Traditional Religion Worshippers Association (TRWASSO), Oyo State Branch, has called on its members to perform the necessary rituals at the various palaces and in various temples, to mark this year Isese Festival.

 

This was made known in a statement jointly signed by its Secretary, Mogaji Fayemi Fakayode and the Treasurer, Chief Kehinde Ogunyemi, and made available to journalists in Ibadan on Friday.

 

According to the statement, the essence of the ISESE festival is to appease the ancestors of the land for the betterment of the people as well as for peace, love and progress of Oyo State and Nigeria at large.

 

TRWASSO also renewed the call for the State government to set aside a day for public holiday dedicated to the Isese Day Festival.

 

“We are once again calling on the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to toe the line of his Osun State counterpart that has set aside a day as holiday for the ISESE DAY since 2014, we will not keep quiet till our demand is met.

 

“We have tried all our best to demand for this holiday through series of letters, peaceful protest, lobbying and legislative backing, but the governor is yet to accede to our demand.

 

“These same people are the ones that have made the ‘Muslim-Muslim’ ‘Muslim-Christian’ tickets for political offices a national discourse, where is the place of the traditionalists?”.