The Palace of Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has refuted the news going viral that the revered monarch is set to take as wife the co-convener of Hope Alive, Miss Temitope Adesegun.
The news apparently sponsored by some unscrupulous elements is nothing but an element of farce and falsehood. Reacting to the news, Prince Jide Fadairo, the CEO of House of Oduduwa Foundation and husband of Princess Folasade, the monarch's eldest sister, said that was a fairy tale gone too far.
"Ooni's marriage cannot be done secretly, it involves not only the Royal family, it involves Yoruba custom and a lot of elders and our tradition are to be taken into cognisance. Please dismiss the story, it is another fake news.
Another confidant and friend of Ooni, Mr. Muyiwa Leroy Afolabi said “Kabiyesi will carry every Ile-Ife's sons and daughters along whenever it's time to pick another Olori (Queen)for us.
Let’s always verify the facts before sharing."
The Palace notes with regret the claim and others provoking the most heated rumours of exotic voyage with the Royalty and dismisses it unequivocally. The Palace advises the media to verify from the Palace before publication. Prince Fadairo said the time is not propitious for the monarch who is immersed in the renaissance of Yoruba culture and promotion of the race's customs and traditions globally.
"That's not on His Imperial Majesty's mind. Marriage is not something he wants to do right away. Many names have been bandied around but I can tell you they are all false, just like this case."