IFE – The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has denied any plans to marry the co-convener of Hope Alive, Miss Temitope Adesegun.
The Palace media described the news as “element of farce and falsehood”.
Reacting to the news, Prince Jide Fadairo said the rumour was a fairy tale gone too far, saying 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.
“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.
“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.”
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 going.