…Details On How He Sponsors Hate Speeches Against Ooni of Ife
Before the advent of modernization, the Yoruba traditional cosmology states that, where two or more people jostle for a kingship stool and one of them eventually emerges and installed as the new king, others will evacuate the community for him to reign peacefully.
But in other to maintain a mutual coexistence, many have been allowed to stay in the community while they carry on their lives and business activities without hindrance.
The astonishing part of it is that, ego, power, low self-esteem and lack of good adviser had made many who enjoy this uncommon privilege take advantage of it.
And there is an adage that says, when a community is peaceful; the bastard in that community is yet to grow.
This notion best describes the recent happening in Ile-Ife, Osun state at the moment.
If it were to be in the days of our forefathers, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, the self-acclaimed owner of the Oduduwa University would have been thrown into exile for his calumny act of causing disunity in his native grand maternal hometown.
Dr. Ramon, The Founder of Oduduwa University Ile-Ife, has been sponsoring several hate speeches and blackmailing the most revered traditional stool in the entire Yoruba race The Ooni of Ife HIM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi. Having both jostle for the stool together years back and providence granted the then Prince Adeyeye his heart desire after he was selected as the next Ooni of Ife after several consultation from the Ifa Oracle and the fact that his ruling house the Giesi was next to produce king, Adedoyin never believed Kings are born not made. Against all odds, Adedoyin choose to be an antagonist; rather than embracing the spirit of sportsmanship and succumb to defeat.
The Genesis of the Oba Tussle…
According to High Chief Adekola Adeyeye, the Lowa Adimula of Ile-Ife, who was the traditional aide-de camp, (ADC), to the last but one Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuade for 14 years, and the present second-in-command to His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in an extracted telephone interview with news men, ‘Adedoyin is just like a helpless lone ranger shouting in the wilderness; and despite all his ranting, pull-him-down antics, baseless and unfounded assertions in the social media and other organs of communication, to discredit the Alaiyeluwa, HIM Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni’s credibility and eligibility to the throne have continued to wax stronger, and attract worldwide acceptance, and not about to wane, for any reason without any iota of doubt, not even Adedoyin’s tantrums and annihilations. The genesis of Ramon Adedoyin’s deep-seated animosity for the status quo stemmed from the very first day Oba Sijuade went to join his ancestors. First and foremost, he has never hidden his insatiable thirst for the Ooni’s throne, even before Oba Sijuade passed on in 2015, shortly after which he falsely claimed that Oba Sijuade had proclaimed him his successor while still alive. Shamelessly enough for him, barely a day after the demise of Oba Sijuade, the non-remorseful Adedoyin called me and said he was to be the next Ooni, and that the kingmakers should not change the wish of Sijuade; and I specifically told him that it was impossible; and that in Yorubaland, and in Ile-Ife in particular, a king does not appoint or impose his successor. After this, he went on with his plan B, saying that he was ready to give all the kingmakers five million naira each if they could assent to his wish to become the next Ooni. Again, I told him that the Ooni stool was not for sale, that he would be wasting his money if he went about giving any body money to any body for whatever selfish reason. To boot, he still went ahead to increase the amount to N50 million each, with an addition of a car each to all the 16 kingmakers. Still, I told him to go to blazes with his money. I told him point blank that, apart from the fact that he naturally did not hail from the Giesi family, he was not the one the Ifa oracle picked, and more so, he is not a son in kinship in his ruling house, as he stemmed from his grandmother to mother; in other words, he has no legitimate right to the kingship. But still, Adedoyin will not stop in his blind aspiration to the Ooni stool; he still went about employing many un-procedural and crooked means to achieve his ulterior aim, most of which we in the council were privy to, and were ready to circumvent him at all costs through our transparency and fairness of purpose. At this juncture, when we saw the tacit desperation, we the 16 kingmakers, determined to do a clean job, resolved to swear to an oath, that anyone who went against the wish of the oracle will have himself to blame, and will not live to see the next Ooni crowned on the throne. Perhaps, this was what happened to High Chief Omisakin, who had a very chummy relationship with the desperado Adedoyin. Again, in the course of the heated succession tussle, the Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, summoned all of us the 16 kingmakers to his office for a meeting in the presence of a handful of top government functionaries like the Attorney General, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs and so on, where we were told against our pre-conception that the governor had a candidate; but we were amazed to hear from His Excellency, that he didn’t want to hear of any problem arising from the succession to the throne, that everything should go smoothly as the tradition prescribes, without any of the candidates cutting corners. This averment by the governor actually emboldened most of us kingmakers and we were determined to do a thorough job, no matter whose ox was gored.
According to the Lowa Adimula Ife,’Ramon Adedoyin is only crying wolf where there is none; and besides, traditionally in Yorubaland, anyone who contested for a vacant throne and lost, should leave the town as soon as a substantial king is installed, but Adedoyin still remained in town, fomenting trouble and using his stupendous wealth to disrupt the peace of the town, and he is yet to abate, causing ripples everywhere and throwing tantrums at every perceived person who obstructed his crooked way to the throne. Never in the history of the town has anyone so brazenly and vehemently attacked the choice of the Gods and the people. There was even a time he was attacking me on the social media using very vindictive language on me because I rejected his overtures.
Anyway, I have already told my family that if anything should happen to me, Adedoyin should be held responsible, because one cannot know really the next thing on the game plan of somebody with the kind of Adedoyin’s ultra-high desperation that knows no bounds.
One wonders why Dr. Ramon Adedoyin has been so vexatious about the whole thing; he is simply so inordinately ambitious, and the high time he realized this, the better.
Ascension to any kingship throne is not by proxy, force or demand; it is by divine authority, and Adedoyin had better retrace his steps and stop all his vindictive, calumnious and uncivilized ways of trying to get what may never reach his hand, except if providence and God decree it. If he doesn’t know how to spend the stupendous money at his disposal, he should look in the direction of the less privileged in the society, especially in his native town Ile Ife, or by sponsoring indigent students via scholarship in his privately-owned Oduduwa University in his same town’.Share on Facebook