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Osun Govt Announces New Ooni

Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has approved the appointment of Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi Ruling House of Ile-Ife as the new Ooni of Ife.

This was contained in a statement released by the Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti titled “Appointment of a New Ooni.

The statement stated that the choice of Prince Ogunwusi followed the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to the government.

It would be recalled that the immediate past Ooni, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II joined his ancestors on 24th June 2015after a brief illness at Saint Mary Hospital in United Kingdom.

Meanwhile,  one of the contenders to the throne, Prince Sikiru Adetona Ayedun of Giesi Ruling Family (Moniki –Lugba Etract) has congratulated the  the new Ooni of Ife on his emergence as the 51st Ooni.

Ayedun, an ex-commissioner in the state commended the effort of the state government by  making the  process crisis free as well as the  kingmakers for their unity.

According to him, ” the efforts of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola cannot but be commended for his leadership role in making the process a crisis free. I commend you for remaining cautious and steadfast.
The Ife kingmaker also deserves commendation for their unity of purpose. Ile Ife is greater than all of us  and we must all work together for his greater upliftment.”

He also congratulated all Ife sons and daughters both at home and in diaspora and wished the new Ooni a memorable and eventful coronation in advance.


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