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Alaafin of Oyo: 119 princes jostle to take over the stool
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 28 Jul 2022   ||   Nigeria,
 

No fewer than one hundred and nineteen (119) princes from Oyo town have declared interest to ascend the Alaafin of Oyo stool.

Recall that the Alaafin of Oyo stool became vacant due to the demise of the 45th Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Atanda Olayiwola Adeyemi 111.

Oba Adeyemi, who ascended the throne in 1971, joined his ancestors at the age of 83.

It was gathered that at least 119 applicants have declared interest to ascend the throne.

This was made known by Baba Iyaji (Head of Princes) of Oyo, Chief Mukaila Afonja

He said that various things such as educational background, wealth, influence, knowledge of the Yoruba culture and ability to speak Yoruba language without any mixup would be considered while choosing the next Alaafin.

He added that it was now left for the Oyomesi (King makers) to screen the candidates and pick one person as the 46th Alaafin of Oyo.

 

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