By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has congratulated the people of Ile Ife especially, the Yoruba nation in particular and the good people of Osun in general for the official announcement of a new Ooni of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued on Osogbo on Tuesday, 28th October, 2015 by the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi.
The party said with the state government finally announcing the name of Adeyeye Ogunwusi as a successor to Oba Okunade Sijuwade, a new era has begun in the change paradigm that should incorporate the paramount Yoruba traditional institution into the dynamic renewal that is currently sweeping accross the country.
The statement read: “We expect the Ooni-designate to drive the traditional institution with similar if not stronger zest and panache that Oba Sijuade deployed to promote culture, especially that of the Yoruba nation throughout the world.
“We have no doubt in our mind, the APC said, ‘that the choice of Ogunwusi as the new Ooni must have been based on his pedigree and antecedent and exalted achievement he has attained that would be of significant value to his reign as the paramount ruler in Yorubaland,” the statement reads.
Similarly, the Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District in the Senate and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Babajide Omoworare has congratulated Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on his nomination as the next Ooni of Ile-Ife.
In a statement made available to newsmen by his media aide Mr. Tunde Dairo, Senator Omoworare prayed to God for good health and long life for Prince Ogunwusi.
He also prayed for a peaceful, thriving and prosperous reign for the people of Ile-Ife.