Obasanjo Urges Ife Kingmakers To Install A Capable Person As The Next Ooni

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Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, August 28, advised the kingmakers and High Chiefs in Ile-Ife to ensure that a competent and capable prince is selected and installed as the new Ooni of Ife.

The late Ooni Of Ife

The late Ooni Of Ife

Commiserating with‎ members of the ruling houses, the kingmakers and the High Chiefs on the death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade,

The former president while commiserating with members of the ruling houses and kingmakers on the death of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade called for transparency, fairness, and honesty in the selection of the new monarch to ensure peace and tranquility in Ife.

Obasanjo who also warned against violence in the selection process, maintained that any disunity  would have negative effect on Ife and beyond.

He also said the stool must be occupied by a ‎man of honour and dignity.


He said: “With the demise of Ooni, the entire Yorubaland has been thrown into mourning‎. So after Oba Sijuwade, the spirit of unity, peaceful co-existence and stability laid by him must be sustained. This is the season of financial and material inducements from the aspiring royal candidates.

“I want to advise the kingmakers to abstain from any act capable of undermining the royal integrity and soaring image of Ile-Ife which symbolized the source and cradle of Yoruba race.”

The former president r. He said he would have loved to participate in the NYSC but could not due to his age.

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