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Aregbesola discloses content of Ooni’s last text message

13 August 2015, 14:02

Osun - Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has revealed the content of a text message the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, sent to him before he passed away, Premium Times reports.

The content of the text message reads “His Excellence, I am still not feeling good, So I am travelling abroad for medical check up of my body therefore I place your government under God’s guidance,”

The governor had disclosed last Friday that he received a text message from the ruler shortly before he left the country and would share the contents with the public as soon as it was convenient.

Also read: Ooni of Ife passes on

He described the death of the Ooni as a great loss to the state and the Yoruba race, stressing, however, that a king could not die in Yorubaland.

Oba Sijuwade died in London, United Kingdom at the age 85.

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