Members of the Ife Traditional Council have finally announced the demise of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II.
This declaration brings to rest all the reports making the round on the demise of the Ooni of Ife in a London hospital.
Led by the Obalufe Of Iremo Quarters, Oba Samuel Omisakin, told Governor Rauf Aregbesola that the delay in the announcement of the first class traditional ruler’s death is to enable the traditional heads follow the necessary cultural rites befitting the status of the Oba before the final public declaration.
The Eldest son of Late Oba Okunade Sijuade, Adetokunbo Sijuade said the body of the monarch will arrive Ile-Ife tomorrow and the monarch will be buried on Friday.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola thanked the Traditional Council for the wisdom applied in handling the demise of Oba Okunade Sijuade.
He eulogized the late monarch saying he had so much respect for tradition and culture and as such not only will the People of Osun feel his loss but the entire nation.