Alaafin stool: 28 ruling families from Agunloye ruling house stage peaceful protest
The crisis rocking the succession bid for the vacant stool of Alaafin of Oyo.has assumed a new dimension as 28 ruling families from Agunloye ruling house stage peaceful protest in Oyo over alleged marginalisation.
The protesters warned that selection of the new Alaafin might drag for long, if none of the families is considered to ascend the throne
They described as unacceptable an agelong recognition accorded only one out of the 29 ruling families from Agunloye Ruling House
The Mogaji Agunloye Isale Oja, Oyo town, Pa Isiaka Karimu, said that the family of Lawani Agogo Ija had produced the Alaafin on three occasions, whenever the opportunity opened for Agunloye Ruling House to produce Alaafin.
He said the remaining 28 families would not allow themselves to be marginalized this time around.
Pa Karimu disclosed that had submitted names of 14 contestants out of which on should be chosen to choose as the next Alaafin.noting that, they are all competent and qualified to rule.
He said the families had princes, who have excelled in various fields and who have deep knowledge of tradition and culture as well as the carriage to succeed Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
Recall that the Alaafin stool became vacant following the death of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on April 22 at the age of 83. Oba Adeyemi was produced by the Alowolodu Ruling House.