Ife - As the race to succeed the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade intensifies, 35 people made their intentions known to be the flagbearer of one of the ruling houses, Punch reports.
It was gathered that the leadership of the Geisi ruling house has set up a committee screen for the contestants to ensure that unqualified persons were not included among its candidates.
The ruling house, it was gathered, asked the committee to come up with six contestants whose names would be forwarded to the kingmakers before the end of this week.
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Some of the contestants included Princes Adetunji Ogunwusi, Aderemi Adelowo, Sikiru Ayedun, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Taye Ogunleye, Adegboyega Ologbenla and Gbadegesin Ologbenla.
Others were Princes Bankola Adediwura, Adegboyega Adedira, Olajide Adejoba, Sikiru Ayedun, Ademoyowa Omomadelo and Adegoke Adeyemo.
Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, died on July 28, in a London hospital.
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- News 24