Meet The New Ooni Of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi (PHOTO)

Meet The New Ooni Of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi (PHOTO)

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on October 26, 2015
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Months after the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the Osun State government led by Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has approved the appointment of Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, 40, to succeed him.

 40-year old Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has been appointed the new Ooni of Ife.
40-year old Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has been appointed the new Ooni of Ife.

This development was contained in a statement dated Saturday, October 24, 2015 and released in the early hours of Monday, October 26, 2015.

The three paragraph statement, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Olalekan Adeoti, reads: “The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, has approved the appointment of a new Ooni of Ife.

“He is Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of Girsi Ruling House of Ile-Ife, State of Osun.

“This choice follows the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to Government.”

Below is a copy of the letter:

A copy of the letter which approved the appointment of  40-year old Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as the new Ooni of Ife.
A copy of the letter which approved the appointment of 40-year old Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as the new Ooni of Ife.

 

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