The Ogboru Ruling House of Ife has presented to the kingmakers, a United Kingdom-based oil magnate, Prince Adeagbo Adefarakan, as its sole candidate for the Ooni stool.
Addressing reporters in Osogbo yesterday, Prince Adefarakan said the leaders of the ruling house sent a letter of recommendation to the Ife kingmakers last Wednesday to recommend him as the only candidate of the house.
He said contestants in the family signified their interest, but the leaders unanimously presented him as the only candidate.
Adefarakan said: “The Ogboru Ruling House has presented me to Ife kingmakers as the sole candidate of the family for consideration as the next Ooni. The letter of recommendation, in which I was presented to the kingmakers, was signed by the Head of Ogboru Ruling House, Prince Adenekan Olubuse; the Loogun of the house, Prince Alade Adefioye; the Secretary, Prince Pade Adelekan and Prince Adegbemiga Adefarakan.”