The rumoured death of the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has drawn the reaction of the Ogun State monarch.
The announcement of the cancellation of Ojude Oba Festival, an annual event held for two days after Eid-Kabir in Ijebu officially due to the third wave of COVID-19 has triggered rumour mill to circulate that the main reason the programme was put off was that Oba Adetona was dead.
The monarch rubbished the claim in an interview his media adviser, Tunde Oladunjoye, granted The Nation.
“I spent about three quality hours with Baba(Awujale) yesterday at his GRA residence in Ijebu Ode. I had to read out to his hearing the fake news being circulated.
“Baba only laughed and asked me not to worry myself but I should just reply the message that it was not correct.
“In the culture of Yoruba people, it is very wrong to wish a living person dead. It has its consequences.
“Please note that KABIYESI AWUJALE AND PARAMOUNT RULER OF IJEBU LAND IS ALIVE, HALE AND HEARTY,” the paper quoted Oladunjoye as saying.