The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said his official reaction to his crashed marriage to former Olori Wuraola will soon be made public.
Speaking in a telephone chat with the Newsmen, the Director of Media and Public Affairs to the Ooni, Comrade Moses Olafare, stated that:
“In this era of social media, where people have free access to internet, as constitutionally permitted by laws of the land, people can say anything.”
“Inspite of all being said on the issue, decorum still requires that we in the House of Oduduwa maintains silence, at least for now.
“This is because marriage is strictly a private matter that should not subjected to undue public uproar. When it is necessary for us to talk, we will surely talk on the issue,” Olafare said.
Former Olori Wuraola, in an Instagram post on Wednesday, confirmed that her marriage to the Ooni has collapsed. Statement she released confirming the end of her barely 17 month old marriage read:
We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behavior. The spreading of false information (through “sources” afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions. There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end.
What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love & exhale gratitude. My journey continues as a Humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations. No matter how much time you’ve invested, no matter the use of media to silence & manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies: Get out and seek immediate help!
We’ve seen this movie before. Women being dragged in the press & blamed for everything under the sun. This behavior is unacceptable. I urge those involved to be mindful of their actions for the eyes of our Almighty God are always watching. The seeds of slander is a cancer that harvests to eat away the souls of the planter.