The Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, has intervened in the marital crisis between the Ooni of lfe, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his estranged wife, Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, The Nation has learnt
It was gathered that Oba Aladelusi, who is also the Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas, held separate meetings with Ooni in Ile-Ife and his estranged wife in Akure.
Last week, the 28-year-old prophetess, in a statement posted on her verified Instagram handle @queen_silekunolanaomi_ogunwusi, announced an end to her three-year-old marriage with the Ooni.
She said it was over irreconcilable differences.
But in what appears to be a subtle reaction amid the trending controversy, Ooni on his official Facebook page (Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi – Ojaja II) advised everyone to “reach out to neighbours, especially those who haven’t had it as easy through the year”.
The Palace spokesman, Chief Moses Olafare, told The Nation that the monarch still loved Olori Naomi, and that he was packaging a special gift for her.
Since the divorce announcement was made, The Nation learnt different Yoruba elders have been making moves to reconcile the couple.
Both families have been reached out to in a bid to reconcile their differences.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akureland, Michael Adeyeye, stated that Deji met with the Ooni and his estranged wife.
He stated that the Deji of Akureland personally paid a private visit to both parties and the matter was discussed and ironed out.
“The process is ongoing and all the tension has gone down,” Adeyeye said.