86 names submitted for Alaafin stool

The names of 86 contestants for the vacant stool of the Alaafin of Oyo have been submitted to the Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yussuf Ayoola who doubles as the regent of the town.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the throne became vacant following the death of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on April 22 at the age of 83 after 52 years on the throne.

The Head of Oyo Princes (Baba Iyaji of Oyo), Chief Mukaila Afonja, submitted the names after which Basorun was said to have summoned an emergency meeting of all members of the Oyo Traditional Council ( Oyo Mesi).

The Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo, Bode Durojaiye, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

The statement read, “In attendance at the meeting was the Chairperson, Atiba Local Government, Alhaja Kafilat.

“At the end of the meeting, it was resolved that all the contestants should, as a matter of utmost concern, attend a peace meeting on Saturday, 3rd of September, 2022, at the Agbala Ogun Hall, in the Palace.

“Thereafter, from next week Monday the 4th till Thursday, the 8th of September, 2022, 10 contestants will appear for interview on daily basis.

“There will be a break on Friday, as no interview will take place, to pave the way for the Jumat service.

“The interview will resume on Monday, the 12th and last till the 15th of September, 2022.”


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