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Alaafin of Oyo: Palace confirms demise of Oba Adeyemi

The affirmation was made by the spokesperson for the late revered king, Mr Bode Durojaye.

Replying to an inquiry by a Punch correspondent, Bode stated, “Alaafin is lifeless. Details in due course.”

The newspaper additionally mentioned that Governor Seyi Makinde has been knowledgeable of the Oba’s demise.

It was gathered that he was receiving therapy at the Afe Babalola College Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the place he drew his last breath.

Before he handed on late Friday evening, the octogenarian monarch was billed to be flown overseas for therapy following a illness.

A source conversant in the proposed medical journey mentioned tickets had been already bought for him and some wives anticipated to accompany him.

The 83-year-old monarch dominated for 52 years, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin ever.

The stays of the traditional ruler had reportedly been introduced back to his ancestral house in Oyo city, the Oyo State capital, within the early hours of Saturday, and traditional rites had begun instantly.

Alaafin’s demise makes it the third senior monarch’s deaths the state has witnessed in about 5 months.

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi, were the opposite two monarchs who joined their ancestors within the talked about interval.

Whereas the Soun throne stays vacant, a brand new Olubadan has been put in.

Born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal Home of the well-known Oyo city, Alaafin Adeyemi ascended the throne on November 18, 1970, succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I.

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