The Governor, State of Osun, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, Friday shun the interdenominational service held for the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade.
The governor was said to have gone to Lagos for an urgent meeting. He was however represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Moshood Adeoti.
Speaking through the SSG, the governor eulogised the late Ooni for his contributions towards the promotion of Yoruba culture.
According to him, the late monarch sent a text message to him before he travelled abroad for medical attention and committed him and the state government into the continuous guidance of God.
The event was attended by prominent Nigerians, including Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the August 9, 2014 governorship election. Senator Iyiola Omisore, who is a prominent son of Ife also attended the ceremony.