Head Of Princes Reveals How Alaafin Of Oyo’s Successor Would Be Chosen

The Baba Iyaji of Oyo, Prince Mukaila Afonja, who is also the Head of Princes in the town, has told journalists at the palace on Monday that applicants interested in mounting the throne would start bringing their letters after the eight days of the passage of the king.

Recall, the 45th Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi passed at 83 after receiving treatments at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti and was buried Saturday night.

Speaking about the interested princes, Prince Mukaila Afonja noted that nobody has brought any letter to him yet.
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He believed that none of the princes had openly declared interest yet because the period of mourning was still on.

He, however, said he was sure that the succession moves would have started discreetly among the interested and eligible princes.

He said, ” The moves to succeed Oba Adeyemi would have begun as we are talking now but nobody has submitted application to me.

”I am the head of the Omooba ( princes) and as we are talking there could have been moves but nobody has submitted any application to me.

”The process is this, all the princes from the next ruling house, who are interested in becoming the Alaafin will submit their applications to me.

“After screening them, I will now invite the Oyo Mesi and for example, if the applicants remains like two or a wieldy number, the Ifa Oracle will be consulted to know who among them should be chosen.“

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