Ewi Conundrum: Ife Indigenes Back Adedoyin, Urges Maye To Speak Out

By Sodiq Lawal

Residents and indigenes of the ancient city of Yoruba land, Île Ife in their hundreds have assured the founder of Oduduwa University, Chief Ramon Adedoyin that there won’t be any crisis if he speaks out.

Adedoyin who had been on suspension as the Maye Of Ife by the Royal Traditional Council of the town over a trending poetry “Ewi” on Ooni, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi released to defame the stool of the monarch had since been shunning media interviews all in the name of “avoiding crisis in Ile Ife”.

Our correspondent gathered that since his suspension, the residents of the town, indigenes, visitors and others have been anticipating to hear from Adedoyin.

Discussions of residents and indigenes of the ancient city showed assurances for Adedoyin that there won’t be any crisis or war if he speaks the truth.

According to a youth leader, Mrs Aramide Omolare who resides at Lagere area in Ile Ife, “Adedoyin should speak out. Ife sons and daughters want to know the limelight of the saga from the beginning to the end.

“We assure him that there won’t be war or anarchy. Adedoyin has been a great philanthropist, that we all respect.”

Prince Adedeji Olarewaju, an indigene of the town, also appealed to Adedoyin to stop saying there will be crisis if he talks, adding that there are ways he can use to express himself that won’t lead to crisis.

Olarewaju however urged Adedoyin to be proactive in dealing with matters.

Ewi Conundrum: If I Talk, Crisis Will Happen In Ile Ife, Adedoyin Says

By Sodiq Lawal

Following the announcement of the suspension of Chief Ramon Adedoyin as the Maye Of Ife by the Royal Traditional Council Of Ile Ife over a trending poetry “Ewi” on Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II released to defame the stool of the monarch, Adedoyin has declared why he has been shunning media interview.

In a phone interview with our correspondent on Friday evening, Adedoyin said that he has been shunning several media interviews so as to avoid crisis or war in Ile-Ife.

“Silence is golden. Many newspapers houses such as Vanguard, Tribune, Punch, and others have been seeking for an interview from me and have been avoiding it because if I talk, crisis will happen in Ile Ife”

“I am a peace lover and I embrace unity, when it is time for me to talk, I will speak,” he said.

He however urged Ife sons and daughters to maintain peace, saying that peace and unity is what can make Ile Ife to metamorphose better to an ideal place.

Ewi Poem: Ife Traditional Council Suspends Maye Of Ife Over Alleged Defamation Against Ooni

By Sodiq Lawal

The Royal Traditional Council of Ile-Ife in the State of Osun, has announced the suspension of Chief Ramon Adedoyin, as the Maye of Ile-Ife over a trending Poetry ” Ewi” On Ooni, Oba Adeyeyi Enitan Ogunwusi released to defame the stool and character of the front line monarch.

The royal council in a statement jointly signed by Balufe of Ife, HRM Oba Idowu Adediwura and Lowa Adimula, Ife Oba Adekola Adeyeye stated that Chief Adedoyin should not parade himself anymore as the Maye of Ife henceforth.

The royal council affirmed that Chief Adedoyin and Oba Adeoye Adefarakan, the Oloyere of Oyere were the brain behind the production of the tape.

According to the release, “After the exhaustive deliberations and investigation with the invitation of some close associates and cohorts of Chief Ramon Adedoyin, the Maye of Ife, which includes, Oba Adeoye Adefarakan, Oloyede of Oyere, it was discovered that Chief Ramon was the financier of the production of the tape.

“That Chief Ramon Adedoyin, the Maye of Ife is the financier and brain behind the release of the “Ewi” in circulation”

“The paramountcy of the stool of the Ooni of Ife has been desecrated with this singular action among several others done in the recent past at the Ooni of Ife and house of Oduduwa is the chief custodian and honorary titles”

“That beyond reasonable doubt, Chief Ramon Adedoyin and his cohorts like Oba Adeoye Adefarakan have committed offences of defaming the stool and character of Ooni of Ife, assault and the libelous release of the “Ewi” remains indelible. and all these acts are conduct likely to cause breach of peace”

“That all the parties involved in the meeting passed the vote of no confidence in chief Ramon Adedoyin and Oba Adeoye Adefarakan”

“That the house of Oduduwa henceforth suspend the Chieftaincy title of Maye of Ife that was bestowed on Chief Ramon Adedoyin until further notice”

“Chief Ramon Adedoyin should not be parade himself as Maye of Ife until he absolve himself of his disloyalty and betrayal to the stool of Ooni and House of Oduduwa”

“We therefore implore all the sons and daughters of Ife to maintain peace and order in the nooks and crannies of Ile-Ife and its environment”

However, in a phone conversation with our correspondent, Chief Adedoyin said the traditional council has no power to remove him as Maye. He said Maye is not a traditional title but an honorary title bestowed on him by late Ooni Sijuwade.

He added that he has a very cordial relationship with Ooni Ogunwusi and he has no any personal issue with the Royal father since he lost the context to him.

It would be recalled that a poem (Ewi) tape, defaming the Ooni, had been circulating for a while. The tape, which is captioned “Oba Awakusa” was said to have been sent from the UK.