By John Laide
Erelu Túnwáṣẹ, an England based traditionalist has denied being sacked and all the allegations leveled against her by a group of African traditional religion worshipers under the aegis of Orisa Leaders have ended their relationship with Erelu Lola Ayorinde, the Erelu Tunwase of Ode-Remo, as their Administrative Officer.
She said she was never employed or appointed to serve in any capacity by the group
The leaders in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Fayemi Fatunde Fakaye, the Aare of Agbefaga of Yorubalan and addressed to the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, signed by the publicity Secretary said they had severed their relationship with her.
The letter titled “unanimous agreement of Orisa Leaders” reads as follows:
“Following the conclusion of Orisa Leaders Conference coordinated by Erelu Lola Ayorinde, the Erelu Tunwase of Ode-Remo and chaired by Oba Elerimo of Elerimo of Erimo Ijesha, which took place in Ile- Ife between January 24 and 26, 2019, all organizations of Orisa followers (African Traditional Religion) have on Monday February 4, in a meeting unanimously agreed to register under a global umbrella body as our mouth piece.”
However Erelu, who claimed to be officially authorized representative of His Imperial Majesty Ooni of Ife on traditional religious matters in a message addressed to TheLead Publication stated thus:”Following our telephone conversation of today 16th September 2019, I am writing to confirm that the article in which you have associated my image and name with the sacking of someone supposedly an administrative officer of an organization is absolutely FALSE.
“I have never been a member of the stated organization, never met those mentioned in your publication and most certainly never been an administrative officer to an organization quoted in your publication. The conference referred to was mandated and hosted by the Ooni of Ife.