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Ooni denies rift with brother, Adetunji Ogunwusi

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-It’s a baseless rumour’

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja 2) has quashed the tale making the rounds that himself and his brother, Prince Adetunji Ogunwusi with whom he keenly contested for the exalted throne no longer see eye to an  eye . He added that it only revolves around falsehood.

Speaking with encomium.ng on Monday, October 24, 2016, via his spokesperson, the imperial Majesty expressed absolute discomfort about the tale, labeling those behind it as mischief makers. He enjoined the public to disregard the tale as there’s no iota of truth in it.

“To say the truth, there’s is no form of acrimony or rancour between His Royal Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja the 2nd, and his brother, Prince Adetunji Ogunwusi, I can tell you that authoritatively being his spokesperson. Even, there’s no squabble whatsoever within Ogunwusi family. As a matter of fact, the family is more united than Manchester United. So, the rumour is baseless.”

Probed further on why the latter was conspicuously absent at the 42nd birthday of the top monarch which held a couple of days back, he reacted,”The fact that Prince Adetunji didn’t attend his brother’s birthday doesn’t mean they’re quarrelling. Everybody knows he’s always busy being a business man. Both of them communicate regularly. Even Kabiyesi has visited him at his Lekki, Lagos home a couple of times since he ascended the throne, while Prince Adetunji has also come to the palace many times to visit Kabiyesi.

“And as a matter of fact, there was nothing like birthday party, it was Olojo festival that was held on Monday, October 17, 2016. Fine, you may see. Kabiyesi’s birthday cake on the internet, he himself wasn’t aware of any arrangement concerning bithday celebration. It was his wife, Olori Wuraola that organized a surprise birthday bash for her husband. At least, if there’s going to be anything like that, he would have informed me being his spokesperson. Anyway, I must appreciate you for taking your time to call me and find out the truth. That’s good!

“However, there is nothing like quarrel between Kabiyesi and any of his siblings, just disregard the rumour. In fact, the family is rising from glory to glory since Oba Enitan Ogunwusi’s emergence as Ooni of Ife. As I speak, one of his brothers, Adegboyega Ogunwusi has been picked by President Buhari as one of the ambassadors. And very soon, Ooni himself and his entourage will be travelling to Europe where he’s billed to headline AFRICURA award in Germany, being coordinated  by  Barr. Toyin Adeyanju, everything to the glory of God.”

  • TADE ASIFAT for encomium.ng

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