Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has finally broken his silence on the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, stating that the last text message he received from Oba Sijuwade was touching and promised to share the content of the message with the people of the state at the right time.
The monarch was reported dead in a London Hospital about two weeks ago but as at press time, the Ife Royal Traditional Council has insisted that the reports of Obasijuwade’s death was false.
The governor who spoke at a Special sitting at the Osun State House of Assembly to mark the 50th birthday of the Speaker of Osun Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam, explained that he discussed the message with the Ife Royal Traditional Council during his meeting with them in Osogbo.
Aregbesola maintained that a traditional ruler does not die in Yorubaland and prayed for long life for all the traditional rulers present at the Assembly to felicitate with the Speaker on his golden jubilee birthday Anniversary.