Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has declared the processes that would lead to the emergence of the next Alaafin of Oyo will be strictly based on the Alaafin of Oyo Chieftaincy Declaration.
The Governor, who stated this at the state burial for the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, said the late monarch lived an impactful life.
He said the State has lost an irreplaceable King and an encyclopaedia of Yoruba history and culture.
“Let me also use this opportunity to let our people in Oyo know that the process to select a new Alaafin will not go beyond the Alaafin of Oyo Chieftaincy Declaration.
“I have seen people who came to me and said that the first Alaafin gave birth to about 13 children and that only two out of them were recognised and this is an opportunity to bring in the others, and I asked them if it is in the Declaration. But they said it is inside a declaration that was not signed.
“I told them a new Alaafin will be selected only through the Declaration that was signed. So, on behalf of the Government and the people of Oyo State, I want to greet all of us.”