Baagi cautions against violence as Egungun festival begins yesterday in Sakiland

Preaches peaceful coexistence among religious faiths

The foremost Traditional High Chief in Sakiland, High chief Adegokeh Abdurrasheed Gazali, the Bagii of Sakiland has called for peaceful conduct and hitch-free celebration from all sets of masquerades and their followers in the course and occasion of this year’s three weeks Egungun festival that kicked off yesterday [Wednesday July 13,2017 ] across key Community quarters in the land.

High Chief Adegokeh who maintained that the annual Egungun festival is a celebration of Sakiland’s custom and tradition, issued a note of cautions that the festival should not be turned into an avenue to unleash terror and foment mayhem on the people of the Community.

The foremost Traditional High Chief also urges all sons and daughters of the Community irrespective of their religious beliefs and faiths to live peacefully with one another and do their utmost to make Saki a beautiful place to reside.

He gave the charge in addition to his goodwill message to Tradional Worshippers on the occasion of this year’s Egungun celebration.

He pointed out that it is in the collective interest of the Communty to live in peace because without peace, no meaningful and sustainable development can take place.

High Chief Adegokeh also enjoined all sons and daughters of the Community be it at home and in diaspora to keep faith in the determination and ability of the King Makers, Council of Obas and Chiefs to change the story of the long-awaited dream towards the success of the filing the vacant stool of Okere of Saki

His statement reads :

“As Egungun festival began yesterday ,I am sending my Goodwill message to the Traditional Egungun worshippers of Saki on the commencement of this year Egungun festival and appeal to then to carry out their affairs without provocation and allow peace to reign. I pray for the betterment and development of Saki and pray that we get new Okere soon. I also enjoin other religion adherents be it Muslims or Christians to cooperate and accord themselves due respect for the peace and harmony in Saki”

He also urges all religious faiths across the four corners of the Community to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peace, patriotism and love for one another as a way of building a strong and united community , just as he reiterated his call on indigenous people and residents of the land to continue to be stead-fast in prayers for the success, progress and Salvation of the land.

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