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.