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ALAAFIN OF OYO OBA LAMIDI OLAYIWOLA ADEYEMI JOINS HIS ANCESTORS

ALAAFIN OF OYO OBA LAMIDI OLAYIWOLA ADEYEMI JOINS HIS ANCESTORS

Top Yoruba monarch, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on, Equity News Track  can report.

Late Oba Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling Home, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

According to palace sources the remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites have  begun

Aged 83 Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was the  longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, the head of the ‘Oyo Mesi’, who will now lead Oyo before a new Alaafin emerges.

The monarch had been sick and a plan had been made to fly him abroad before he passed on late Friday night.

A source familiar with the medical travel plan said his tickets and those of a few wives were already procured.

His death came after the two other senior Oyo State monarchs – the Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi – died. All happened in less than five months.

This confirmation was however, a contradiction of the earlier statement issued Signed  by the ‘Bode Durojaiye, Alaafin’s Media and Publicity  Director

The statement reads.

ALAAFIN OYO   RUMOURED DEATH UNFOUNDED

It has come to the notice of the Office of the Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo about a fake report making the wave in the social media,  by a disgruntled group of bloggers, about the imaginary death of His Imperial Majesty, IKu Baba Yeye, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo.

 

Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard the unfounded report , as the Paramount Ruler is hale and hearty .

 

Precisely on Monday and Tuesday this week, Oba Adeyemi, accompanied by  some of his wives (Ayabas), children, aides and well wishers was at the Durbar Stadium ,Oyo, for physical fitness exercises as usual.

 

He has neither fallen sick nor rushed to the hospital for any serious ailment, hence he and  his family remain agile and active .

 

The general public should not entertain any fear at all, as IKu Baba Yeye is healthy, physically fit and mentally stable.

 

Signed

‘Bode Durojaiye, Alaafin’s Media and Publicity  Director.

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