The governor visited Osun state where Ife is located to congratulate the royal couple after their wedding rites were finalized last week. Willie Obiano who claimed to have been a friend of his majesty made the comments during his visit to the kingdom;
“Your Majesty, I was in America, when you got married last week. As a son and longtime friend of yours, I consider it necessary to come and congratulate you and your beautiful Yeyeluwa, because you have always shown love to me, to my wife, to our government, to the people of Anambra state and Igboland in general.
My wife and I are so proud to be associated with you as the king of this town Ile-Ife which is the spiritual home of the Yorubas. Kabiyesi, I pray for your long life on this sacred throne of Oduduwa, I wish you and your wife, Yeyeluwa, good health and God Almighty will bless your marriage with good children”.
The king would then reply on his part, honoring the visit. His majesty mentioned;
“Your Excellency, on behalf of Yeyeluwa and I, and on behalf of the people of Ife Kingdom, I welcome you to your home, this is the throne of Oduduwa.
We have come a long way together, you are my longtime friend. Even when, we had nothing and when we didn’t know God had prepared exalted positions for us in this country. You have also made me so proud of you as one of the very best governors this country has ever produced.”