The traditional chiefs in Ife have denied reports that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade. is dead.
Addressing journalists at the palace of Ooni, the secretary Royal Traditional Council of Ife, the Ladin of Ife High chief Adetoye Adewole and the president of Ife Development Board, Prof Muheeb Opeloye denied that the Ooni is dead.
He said the Ooni is hale and hearty and he even spoke to the chiefs on the phone few hours earlier.
The Royal Traditional Council, which comprises of all traditional chiefs and title holders in Ile-Ife said Oba Sijuade is not only in sound state of health but added that the royal father was preparing for his son’s wedding holding Sunday, next week, in Lagos.