By Celestine Ajayi
The Deji of Akure in Ondo State, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, has made moves to intervene and reconcile the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his wife, Prophetess Naomi Silekunola.
A highly reliable source in the palace told Tribune Online that Oba Aladelusi had held separate meetings with Oba Ogunwusi in Ile-Ife and the wife in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
According to the source, the meetings were successful as both Ooni and his wife reportedly responded positively to the steps being taken by the Akure monarch to end the differences between them.
The source said: “lt is true that The Deji took it upon himself to wade into the matter between the Ooni and the Olori.
“It will interest you that the matter would soon be resolved as both parties have agreed to sheathe the swords. Don’t believe all the stories in the social media, the whole matter was overbloated, they would soon reconcile going by the intervention of the Deji of Akure.”
The source said, “lt is true that the Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas and the Paramount traditional ruler of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo, took it upon himself to wade into the conflict between his fellow Oba and the Olori.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akureland, Michael Adeyeye, confirmed the development, saying the Deji had meetings with the Ooni and his estranged wife.When contacted, Adeyeye said, “Yes, the chairman council of Obas in the state, the Deji of Akureland personally paid a private visit to both parties and the matter was discussed and being ironed out. The process is ongoing and all the tension has gone down.