Ooni of Ife What late monarch said in final message to Aregbesola

Aregbesola had spoken about the text after the monarch’s death in July but failed to give details saying only that it was ‘touching’.

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Late Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade. play

Late Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

(Politicoscope)
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Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed the contents of the last text message sent to him by the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade before he died.

Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuade play

Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuade

(Sun News)

 

Aregbesola had spoken about the text after the monarch’s death in July but failed to give details saying only that it was ‘touching’.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State. play

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.

(Olisa TV)

 

The governor read out Oba Sijuwade’s text on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, after his death was officially announced.

Governor Aregbesola play

Governor Aregbesola

(National Mirror)

 

“His Excellence, I am still not feeling good, So I am travelling abroad for medical check up of my body therefore I place your government under God’s guidance,” the text read.

Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade play

Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade

(TY Bello)

 

The Ooni passed away on July 28 in a United Kingdom hospital. He will be buried on Friday, August 14.

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