November 23, 2015

Ooni-elect, Ogunwusi leaves Ilofi for crowning today

Ooni-elect,  Ogunwusi leaves Ilofi for crowning today

By Gbenga Olarinoye

Osogbo—Ooni-elect, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, will today be installed Ooni, few hours after leaving Ilofi, Iremo,  yesterday evening.

NEW-OONI-OF-IFE-ARRIVES-ILEIt would be recalled that the Ooni-elect began the traditional rites at Ilofi, a place of preparation for new Ooni, on October 30 and was expected to have left on November 19, after spending 21 days.

Informed sources, however, disclosed that a few more days were added to ensure that all the rites were completed before the coronation would take place.

It was also learned that the coronation of Ogunwusi will not be done in the open. A palace source told newsmen that the new Ooni will be installed in Ile Oodua, stressing that the new monarch will be entering the palace for the first time as an Oba today.

He added: “ In line with the demand of Ile Ife customs and traditions, his coronation will hold behind closed doors. Only the Isoros and Ife chiefs will be involved but I can confirm that it will be done inside the palace.”

In a chat with newsmen, former Special Adviser on Youth and Sports to Osun State Governor, Mr. Biyi Odunlade, confirmed that the new Ooni will be crowned today inside Ile Oodua but added that the event will not be open to the public.