A Nigerian pastor who is living in Ghana, Pastor Paul, has said that the Lord told him that Dele Momodu, the founder of Ovation Magazine, is the next Ooni of Ife.
The pastor further warned Nigerians about the consequences of not adhering to the directions of the prophecy given to him from the Lord. He said if Momodu was not installed as Ooni of Ife there would be a great chaos and bloodshed in the country.
In a telephone conversation with Bayo Onanuga, the CEO of PM News/TheNews, he said: “If the Ife people refuse to crown Momodu, there will be bloodshed,” the Pastor said.
However, Onanuga disagreed with him, saying: “Although Dele Momodu was born in Ife, his connection is as near as Gbongan and as far as somewhere in Edo State.”
The Ovation Magazine boss is a graduate of University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). He got a degree in Yoruba in 1982 and a second degree in English Literature in 1988 from the same university.
The Ovation boss served the deceased Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, in 1986, managing the Motel Royal Limited owned by the monarch. See Bayo Onanuga’s tweets below:
Meanwhile, contrary to reports making the rounds that a new Ooni has been selected, the Giesi Ruling House of Ife has responded, calling all such claims untrue. The house shot down the allegations at a press briefing in Osogbo on Thursday, September 10.
Earlier, we reported proceedings for the new Ooni to begin shortly, even as the battle for the throne had taken a new dimension with a member of the Giesi family alleging a threat to his life.