Alaafin’s stool: contestants face interview

Interview of 86 contestants to the throne of the Alaafin of Oyo is scheduled to take off on Monday in the ancient town.

A release by Director, Media and Publicity to the Alaafin’s Palace, Mr Bode Durojaiye yesterday indicated that the Baba Iyaji of Oyo, Chief Mukaila Afonja, had submitted the 86 names to the Regent, the Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yussuf Akinade Ayoola Layinka Layinka 1, as tradition requires of him.

Durojaye disclosed that the Basorun had immediately summoned a meeting of the Oyo Traditional Council (Oyo Mesi), witnessed by Chairperson, Atiba Local Government, Alhaja Kafilat.

He added, “At the end of the meeting, it was resolved that all the contestants should, as a matter of utmost concern, attend a peace meeting on Saturday, 3rd of September, 2022, at the Agbala Ogun Hall, in the Palace.

“Thereafter, from next week Monday the 5th till Thursday, the 8th of September, 2022, ten contestants will appear for interview on daily basis. There will be a break on Friday, as no interview will take place, to pave the way for the Jumat service. The interview will resume on Monday, the 12th and last till the 15th of September, 2022.”

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