The Ooni Ife needs, by aspirant …. NATION

A prince of Ile-Ife, who is aspiring to emerge as the next Ooni, Adetayo Oladele, has said the new monarch must be a man who is desirous of bringing development to the town.

He said the person must not be one who is seeking the throne only for the privileges it brings.

Prince Oladele, who hails from Adagba Royal Compound in Lafogido Ruling House, said in a statement yesterday that the throne became vacant at a time the town needed a traditional ruler, who would reposition it to the level of bringing pride not only to Ife sons and daughters, but also to all Yoruba in the world.

He said the Ooni should be a man who sees the throne in terms of responsibility and service, rather than power, privilege and prestige.

The aspirant urged others and kingmakers to prioritise the interest of Ile-Ife in their considerations.