Sad: The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, is dead

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Sad: The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, is dead


 Top Yoruba ruler, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on.


Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowolodu Ruling House, kicked the bucket in the late long stretches of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria.


The remaining parts of the top Yoruba customary ruler were brought to Oyo town, 62 kilometers from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in the early long stretches of Saturday and conventional rituals started, castle sources told this paper.


He was 83 years of age and the longest authoritative Alaafin ever, having governed for quite some time.


The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is supposed to make an authority declaration after getting the report of the ruler's passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, the top of the 'Oyo Mesi', who will presently lead Oyo town before another Alaafin is introduced.


The ruler had been debilitated and an arrangement had been made to fly him abroad before he passed on late Friday night.


A source acquainted with the clinical itinerary said his tickets and those of a couple of spouses were at that point obtained.


His demise came a very long time after the two other senior Oyo State rulers - the Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi - passed on. All occurred in under five months.


Another Olubadan has been introduced yet the Soun privileged position stays empty.


Alaafin Adeyemi was conceived Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the well known Oyo town.

He was delegated on November 18, 1970, succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I. He was referred to prominently as Iku Baba Yeye.


While he ruled, he was the extremely durable director of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.


With the destruction of Alaafin Adeyemi, it is currently the turn of the Agunloye Ruling House to create the following Oyo ruler. Mr Adeyemi's ancestor, Alaafin Ladigbolu, was from the Agunloye House.

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