The Osun State Government has given its nod to the emergence of the 51st Ooni of Ife from Giesi ruling house.
This was contained in a letter by the government to the kingmakers in the ancient city, asking Giesi ruling house to make the list of its eligible princes available.
The Osun State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, which is mandated to handle chieftaincy matters got the go-ahead from Governor Rauf Aregbesola, to commence the process of filling the stool. This led to the Giesi Ruling House being asked to present its nominees.
The development has therefore put paid to the ambition of princes from the Ogboru, Lafogido and Osinkola ruling houses.
However, the government directive which passed through the king-makers made it clear that the selection process should be without rancour either within or between the ruling houses.