Vacant Alaafin Stool : Oyo Announces Closure of Application As Nine Ruling Houses Bid

Prominent Oyo Chief and head of the Princes , Hamusa Afonja ( better known as  Baba Iyaji) has said that the submission of applications for the vacant Alaafin has been closed.

No fewer than nine ruling Houses have turned in application. They are Agunloye, comprising Owoade, Agunloye, Gbadegesin and Ladigbolu; Olawoyin; Adediran; Adesiyan; Adeitan; Tella, in addition to individual applications.

It was learnt that over 70 applications have been received so far

Baba Iyaji said that submission of applications had closed, adding that sorting of the application letters was ongoing.

After sorting the applications, shortlisting of names is expected to follow with the Oyo Mesi involved.

The shortlisted individuals are to be screened and subsequently pruned down.

The  Ifa oracle will then be consulted to determine who should be chosen to succeed the late Oba Lamidi Adeyemi who died on April 22, 2022.


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