How Ooni tricked Ogunsua!

How Ooni Tricked Ogunsua

•Over Coronation Process
•Packs Greek Gift For New Monarch
•Over-ambitious PDP Politician Behind The Crisis

UPON the media hype that heralded the promotion of Ogunsua of Modakeke to a beaded and crowned monarch after two centuries to the credit of the duo of Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, with a view to fostering lasting peace between Modakeke and Ile-Ife, fresh fact at the disposal of OSUN DEFENDER has revealed that there is still smoke in the mouth of the gun, signifying that the end is not in sight as touching the genuineness of the facilitators of the promotion of the Modakeke monarch.

According to an investigation conducted by OSUN DEFENDER, an over-ambitious politician of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extraction who is also close to the governor was hell bent in torpedoing the success of the coronation of the newly-crowned Ogunsua, Oba Francis Adedoyin, because he wanted to mount the throne instead.

Findings revealed further that in order to achieve his desire, the politician who hails from one of the compounds that had produced Ogunsua in the past has elected to seek refuge in the palace of the Ooni who allegedly manipulated the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to issue and seal an amended declaration that heavily doctored the laid down chieftaincy law in favour of the compound of the over-ambitious politician.

Information at the disposal of OSUN DEFENDER has shown that the already-doctored amended declaration was clandestinely packaged without the knowledge of the Ogunsua-in-Council, signed and sealed on the day of the coronation and presented to the new monarch by the Ooni of Ife himself.

Checks have further shown that inordinate ambition of the politician has further pushed him to sell out what ought to be the independence attached to the beaded crown to the whims and caprices of the fifth columnist outside Modakeke community, to the extent that he was in support of the external interference in the selection process of the Ogunsua in the amended declaration.

Findings also revealed that the over-ambition-driven politician did not want the coronation to hold in the first place, a situation that forced him to spearheaded running to the state High Court, Ile-Ife, where he wanted to seek injunction that would have restrained the governor from the coronation exercise.

It was gathered that when Oba Adedoyin eventually unwrapped his royal gift from the Ooni the third day after the coronation, he was dazed with another coded war message that suggested that the perennial mutual suspicion between the Ifes and the Modakekes is far from being over.

Going by the ancient history, according to Reverend Samuel Johnson who documented the history of the Yorubas, ever since the Fulani warriors had conquered so many Yoruba kingdoms, where many Oyos escaped to ancestral home of Ile- Ife, the Ifes have, up till the reign of the late Ooni Adesoji Aderemi, not hidden their no love lost for the former until the scenario degenerated into a full blown civil unrest in the early 1990’s to 2000, before the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo consented into the establishment of the Area Office to take care of the interest of the aggrieved Modakekes.

Getting to know that he has been shortchanged, the Ogunsua then summoned his cabinet chiefs, informing them about the strange amended declaration that was presented to him by the Ooni in a gift case like a royal perfume, wherein the leadership of the Modakeke seven-member kingmakers would be headed by an Ife High chief if the declaration is not challenged.

According to the documentary evidence at the disposal of OSUN DEFENDER, contrary to the state chieftaincy law of Osun State, the amended declaration was like giving the monarch a beaded crown with one hand and retrieving it with another hand, as the declaration was done on the day of the coronation without the knowledge of the reigning monarch or contribution of his council or his subjects.

It was learnt that the Ogunsua-in-Council mandated the palace to write the governor a protest letter, where the details of the rigmarole of the overambitious politician would be exposed, to which the palace has since dispatched to the state helmsman.

In the letter that bears the emblem of the Ogunsua’s palace, the aggrieved monarch explained how the Ooni of Ife tricked him on the presentation of the questionable declaration and how it was bent to favour a particular compound against the tradition of the hierarchical succession that was known by the Ogunsua-in-Council.

The letter faulted the alteration of the chieftaincy law, premising its argument on what is obtainable in Ibadan and Ode-Omu in Oyo and Osun states respectively.

Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER, one of the Modakeke palace aides said that the community has noted the over-ambition of the politician who was doing everything possible to arm-twist the success recorded by the Oba Francis Adedoyin and the good people of Modakeke, confiding that the monarch and prominent sons and daughters of the community would not allow any native infidel to prevail.

All efforts to speak with some chiefs of Ogunsua proved abortive, as some of them declined comment on the development.


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