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Palace Confirms Alaafin Has Passed On

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“My name is Bode Durojaiye, the director of media and publicity to His Imperial Majesty, Iku Babayeye, the Alaafin of Oyo.

“It is true that Alaafin passed on yesterday. Alaafin was a lover of peace, the first paramount ruler to be conferred with Senior Advocate of Peace,” were the first words officially confirming the passing on of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Durojaiye, addressing journalists this morning 

Media reports early this morning painted a controversy over the whereabouts and state of health of the Alaafin.

This followed a purported rebuttal of his rumoured demise when an official statement to that effect surfaced online and attributed to Durojaiye.

However, it was later discovered that the statement was made in December last year, to debunk the rumoured passing on of the monarch then.

In the video clip now gone viral, Durojaiye confirmed the news during an interview with journalists today.


The mood in the palace today

Oba Adeyemi was reported to have joined his ancestors yesterday night at the age of 83, at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

End of an era

Said to be the Alaafin that served longest on the throne, Alaafin, Oba Adeyemi ruled for 52 years.

Late Oba Adeyemi and his oloris

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