Following the feud between Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeleye Ogunwusi and wife, Prophetess Naomi, a group under the aegis of Ooni Royal Sisters, have denied involvement in the monarch’s marital issues.
Recall Olori Naomi confirmed leaving the royal monarch’s palace while announcing the the end of her union with the Ooni, which lasted for three years.
She warned not to be addressed as the wife or Queen of the Ooni of Ife.
However, following rumour circulating on social media that the Royal Sisters are the cause of the ongoing discord, the group, in a statement signed by Princess Folashade Ogunwusi-Fadairo, said the allegations were false.
“We refer to the campaign of calumny presently ongoing in many media blogs, media houses, on the social media and by hatchet jobbers against our family targeting us, the sisters of the Ooni of Ife as being the cause of any or all forms of misunderstanding or ‘imaginary problems’ in the Palace.
“These despicable humans have been circulating the ‘fake’ news on various media outlets on matters none of them have an inkling of but will like to speak with unreserved authority.”
Also shooting down allegations that they usurp information in the palace to their advantage, the sisters said,
“Since the Ooni of Ife ascended the throne of our forefathers, none of us (the sisters) has ever lived in the palace. None of us have ever been overtly or covertly been involved in any of the day-to-day activities of the palace.
“We do not make any decisions whatsoever and only visit the palace when there are special events that our family, the Giesi family are required to be involved according to tradition.
“We all live in Lagos in our different homes with our different families and are extremely busy with our businesses. We have never stopped praying for the success of our revered King, peace in Yoruba land and prosperity to all our people,” the statement read.