The General Overseer Worldwide of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye visited the king of Ile-Ife, Oonirisa Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
In his bid to showcase his belief that God is greater than all kings, the king decided to offer the highest royal chair to the RCCG pastor. The king took the lowest seat beside the pastor while claiming there is no one greater than God.
There was reportedly a protest from Pastor Adeboye, but the king insisted the pastor can have his seat. The Ooni reportedly insisted that Pastor Adeboye was representing God in his palace, hence deserved the greatest seat. Pastor Adeboye took the highest seat meant for the king of Ife.
According to Yoruba culture, no one is allowed to seat on the king’s seat except they’ve gone through the rituals that proclaims them as kings or acting in place of king. Ooni Ogunwusi is however known to be a bit controversial in his approach to ruling Ile-Ife.
In 2016 report revealed that the Ooni of Ife, who according to tradition is not supposed to bow or knee to anybody, was pictured kneeling at the installation thanksgiving held at St Paul’s Anglican, Ile Ife.
While addressing the controversy that rose after his kneeling the Ooni said: “God is the creator of mankind and it is God who made it possible for the enthronement of any king.”