Osogbo – Following the controversies that trailed the collapse of the marriage of the foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the monarch had remained silent over the development.
Though, the former wife, Olori Wuraola had in her official instagram page confirmed the clash of the marriage.
But efforts to get the reaction of the monarch to the issue failed when journalists stormed the palace.
The monarch could not reach at Ile Ife but his director of media and publicity, Moses Olafare neither deny nor confirm the story to journalists.
He however said that the palace would react to the information at an appropriate time.
Queen Wuraola, who has now changed her name to Zainab on her social media accounts, confirmed in a post she shared on her Instagram handle that her 17 months marriage to the monarch is officially over but failed to give reasons for the breakup.
She had remained silent since the rumours broke but addressed it saying in her statement that her crashed marriage was not as a result of her infidelity.
“We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity and nefarious behaviour. 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.
According to her, “What I can confirm is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love and exhale gratitude. My journey continues as a humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence and abuse with the United Nations. No matter how much time you’ve invested, no matter the use of media to silence and manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies: Get out and seek immediate help!
Olafare said further 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.
“Whenever it is necessary for us to talk, we will surely talk on the issue He said.
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