Alaafin Stool ‘Not For Highest Bidder’, Makinde Warns Contestants

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Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State

Indigenes and princes of Oyo jostling for the Alaafin of Oyo stool were on Friday cautioned to stop bickering over the selection of the new occupant of the throne. Seyi Makinde, Oyo State governor, gave the advice during the commissioning of 34.85 kilometres Oyo-Iseyin Road.

Makinde insisted that the Alaafin of Oyo stool would not go to the highest bidder.

The Alaafin of Oyo stool became vacant as a result of the transition of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who joined his ancestors in April 2022.

Makinde has however warned that anyone with intent to sell the throne would meet his waterloo.

The governor while addressing residents of the town, called on princes and interested parties in the town to stop bickering over the selection of the new monarch, noting further that his administration had delivered on its promises to the people of the state.

The governor added that the road was a key project that would open up parts of the state.

Said he: “I call on princes and interested parties in Oyo to stop bickering over the selection of a new Alaafin of Oyo.

“The respected stool would not go to the highest bidder and anyone with intent to sell the throne would meet his waterloo”.

“It gives me great joy to be here today as we commission one of the key projects that will open Oyo and Oke-Ogun zones to further investments and economic stimulation.

“The people who used to avoid going to Oyo through the Oyo-Iseyin road or to Iseyin through the Moniya-Iseyin road know what we are doing and what we have done.

“Commuters and businesses located in these areas know that they are cost-saving and they know that it is impacting”.

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