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Drama as 20 Princes battle for new ‘Alaafin of Oyo’

Alaafin of Oyo (Oba Lamidi Adeyemi)

Since the death of Oba Lamide Adeyemi, who died on April 22 at the age of 83, no less than 20 princes from the Owoade ruling family have indicated an interest in succeeding him as the Alaafin of Oyo.

Owoade ruling family is one of the two ruling families under the Agunloye Ruling House, according to the Mogaji of the family, Prince Adediwura Owoade.

He said the family had opened a register for all interested members of the family to write their names and submit their curriculum vitae.

The Mogaji noted that the family would invite the vice-chancellor of one of the universities around to screen the names with the aim of presenting the best applicant to the Oyo Mesi, who are the kingmakers.

“Twenty princes from Owoade Ruling Family have indicated their interest in becoming the next Alaafin. But like I told you we will screen them and present the best,” he told PUNCH.

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