New Alaafin will emerge soon, Makinde assures Oyo people


Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has assured the people of Oyo town that new Alaafin of Oyo would emerge soon.

He urged them to be patient.

Makinde gave the assurance while speaking at the eighth day Fidau/interdenominational prayer held in honour of the late Oba Adeyemi at the palace arcade in Oyo on Saturday.

It would be recalled that the late Oba Adeyemi died on April 22 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Speaking at the event, Governor Makinde, who was represented by the Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Matters, Bayo Lawal, said he was aware that the people were anxious to have a new king.

“People are eager to see the next king, but we have to follow due process.

“We promise not to compromise and another Alaafin will come in due time,” the governor said.

Earlier, in their separate sermons, Imam Masud Ajokidero and Rev. Eyitayo Sulola, urged the people to always embrace orderliness as observed by the late Alaafin when he was alive.

They further called on the kingmakers, Oyo Mesi, to follow the path of peace and not moneybags in the selection process of the new king.

In her remarks, the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief Alaba Lawson, described the late Alaafin as father of Yorubas, who always fight for the right of his people.

According to him: “He always listen to the cry of Yorubas and was great historian. I wish the incoming king will sustain the legacies he left behind.”

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