With the annonucement by the 16 Ife kingmakers yesterday that Giesi is the only ruling house qualified to present candidate (s) for the vacant Ooni stool. and that the new Ooni would emerge in the next 40 days.
A Nigerian pastor based in Ghana who simply identified himself as Pastor Paul has declared that Dele Momodu, the founder of Ovation Magazine, is the next Ooni of Ife, and warned that if Momodu was not installed as Ooni of Ife there would be bloodshed in the country, he also added that, his proclamation was a prophecy he got from God.
Momodu a graduate of University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) 1982, holds a degree in Yoruba and a master’s degree in English Literature in 1988.
Dele Momodu previously served the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II in 1986 by managing the Motel Royal Limited owned by the monarch.