Ooni: Lafogido Withdraws Suit Against Kingmakers, Osun Govt

Date Posted: November 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

Ooni-of-Ife-elect-Adeyeye-OgunwusiAs the coronation rites were being performed on the new Ooni of Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, by the Ife traditionalists otherwise called Isoros, the embattled Lafogido Ruling House challenging the decision of the Ife Kingmakers and Osun State Government for restricting the occupant of the stool to Giesi Ruling House may have withdrawn the case from the court.

Reliable source close to the ruling house told our reporter that Lafogido Ruling House has mandated its counsel to withdraw the case in the interest of peace and tranquility.

It was further learnt that the counsel have received the mandate of the ruling house to discontinue with the case for peace in Ile-Ife.

When contacted on phone, the head of Sookos in Lafogido Ruling House, Chief Adeleke Adewoyin confirmed the development saying that since a new monarch has been named by kingmakers and state government, there is nothing the ruling house can do again rather than to discontinue with the case.

Sooko Adewoyin who reiterated that the initial claim of the ruling house was to seek the intervention of the state government and other stakeholders to correct the lopsidedness in the rotational ascendancy to the stool of the Ooni. He argued that his ruling house has been marginalized for a very long time.

Adewoyin who was is former Deputy Governor in the state under Chief Adebisi Akande led administration, assured the people of Ile-Ife of the readiness of the ruling house to work with the new Ooni to ensure that lopsidedness is corrected so that the stool may not be attracting litigation in the future.

“Since the state government said that we are late in our agitation, then we have no option than to work with new Ooni to correct the inbalance in the ascendancy processes to the stool.

“There is popular saying in Ile-Ife that it is against the Ife Tradition to fight with Ooni. If you fight with sitting Ooni, you bear the consequences. So we have advice our lawyer to withdraw the suit from the court.

Meanwhile the coronation rites continues in Ile-Ife as the new monarch is currently at Ilofi where the Ife Traditionalists are expected to perform all the traditional rites for the coronation and presentation of staff of office.


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