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Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo, passes on

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

The revered Yoruba monarch, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on.

In line with Premium Times, Oba Adeyemi died within the late hours of Friday, April 22, 2022.

He reportedly breathed his final at the Afe Babalola College Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria.

Palace sources instructed the newspaper that the stays of the normal ruler had been introduced again to his ancestral dwelling in Oyo city, the Oyo State capital, within the early hours of Saturday, including that traditional rites had begun immediately.

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

Earlier than he handed on late Friday evening, Oba Adeyemi was billed to be flown overseas for therapy following a illness.

A supply aware of the proposed medical journey said tickets were already bought for him and some wives expected to accompany him.

The Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, the pinnacle of the ‘Oyo Mesi’, will temporary the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, of the monarch’s passing and the latter is anticipated to make an official announcement.

Akinade is anticipated to deputise because the chief of the Oyo town pending the set up of a substantive successor to Adeyemi.

Alaafin’s dying 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, have been 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.

Details later….

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