The father of the Ooni of Ife-elect, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Prince Oluropo Ogunwusi has said the greatness of his son was predicted before his birth. The Ogunwusi patriarch made this known in an interview with journalists at his residence in Ile-Ife. In his words, Prince Ogunwusi said, “He is now my father. His appointment as the Ooni of Ife is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our sight. Before the birth of this our father, we were told by a man of God that he would be great and would be blessed with rare gifts.
“He has been showing this ever since he was a child. He has a Midas’ touch; he has been successful in business and in family matters.He is a wonderful giver. He had been a giver long before the stool of Ooni became vacant. I thank the kingmakers, the people of Ife and our amiable governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. To all the aspirants to the throne – about 42 of them, I want them to know that in a contest like this, only one person will win. It is God who enthrones a king, they should rally round him to further develop Ife.”