We’re next to produce Alaafin, family tells Gov Makinde

Prince Tijani Olawoyin, the Head of the Olawoyin Royal family has said it is the turn of the family to become the next Alaafin of Oyo.

Olawoyin stated this on Monday during a press briefing in Oyo town.

Recall that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, died on April 22 at the age of 83 and the stool has been vacant since then.

He said their progenitor, Alaafin Atiba, gave birth to 21 male children contrary to the assertion from some quarters that he birthed 11 children.

Tijani said the names of the 21 male descendants of Alaafin Atiba are: Adelu, Adelabu, Adesiyan, Adeyemi, Adediran, Adejumo, Olawoyin, Tella Agbojulogun, Ala, Adewusi, Adesetan I, Adeleye, Adesetan II, Adedotun, Afonja, Agbonhin (Allah ni basiri), Tella Okitipapa, Ogo, Momodu Adesokan and Adejojo.

He said Alaafin Atiba did not leave behind any instruction banning or excluding any of his male children from contesting and or ascending the stool whenever it was vacant.

He said, “To this end, I make a passionate plea to the Oyo State Government to tow the line of justice by ensuring the Olawoyin Royal family, in conjunction with other male descendants of Alaafin Atiba, are not only captured in the declaration but also recognised in the selection/appointment to fill the vacant stool.”

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