20 princes in contention for Alaafin of Oyo stool

Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

No less than 20 princes from the Owoade ruling family have indicated interest in succeeding Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as the Alaafin of Oyo.

Oba Adeyemi died on April 22 at the age of 83.

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.