The Royal Traditional Council of Ife led by the Lowa of Ife, Oba Joseph Ijaodola, on Thursday, met with Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola behind closed-doors at the Government House.
Before going in for the meeting, the delegates told the governor in the presence of some journalists that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, was alive contrary to the news in the media.
Details of the closed door meeting was however not made known to journalists.
Some prominent indigenes of Ife, who are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, were present at the meeting. They include Senator Babajide Omoworare; immediate past Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Sikiru Ayedun; a former member of Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Adetilewa Sijuade and a former Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Sports, Mr. Biyi Odunlade.
The Lowa of Ife said, “We were all shocked when we heard the rumour of baba’s death. If at all such an incident had occurred, the Traditional Council would be the first to know and equally break the news to the entire public.
“Sixteen of us are his chiefs and when he was travelling out, he didn’t look like he was going to die and should that have happened to him, we would have been informed even before anyone would hear about it. We pray that Ooni Sijuade will live long in good health.”