Alaafin Stool Not For Highest Bidder – Makinde To Contestants

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised indigenes and princes who are jostling for the Alaafin of Oyo stool to stop bickering over the selection of the new occupant of the throne.

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

Makinde who spoke during the commissioning of 34.85 kilometres Oyo-Iseyin Road at the weekend, insisted that position will not go to the highest bidder.

He further warned that anyone with intent to sell the throne would meet his waterloo.

While addressing residents of the town, he noted that his administration had delivered on its promises to the people since the road is a key project that will open up parts of the State.

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His words: “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.”