The ancient Ife town in Osun State yesterday witnessed another historical event as the new Ooni of the town, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was adorned with the traditional crown known as “Ade-Are” which makes him the 51st traditional ruler of the ancient town.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi was presented with the crown by the custodians at a place called Oke-Ora located between Ile-Ife and Osu along Ilesa road in Osun State in the presence of mammoth crowd.
Nigerian Pilot who covered the crowning process reports that the traditional ruler who appeared in public for the first time after spending twenty one days in seclusion was accompanied by indigenes of the town and members of Isoro Community.
Oba Ogunwusi who had set out at five o clock in the morning visited many strategic places in the town, including his family house and Obalufe Compound to perform some rites as tradition demands.
Several gun shots were also fired in the air in all the places visited by the monarch.
As at the time of filling this report, several mats have been laid on the road from Enuwa to the Palace gate which Oba Ogunwusi would walk on with bare foot to enter the palace through a traditional gate behind the palace.
According to the findings, it is after all these that the main gate to the palace which has been closed since the passage of the immediate past Ooni, Oba Okunade Sijuwade would now be opened.
Meanwhile, activities lined up for the official presentation of staff of office by the State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola would commence on Monday next week and end on the 7th of December.


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