The selection process of the new Alaafin of Oyo through the Kingmakers , Oyomesi, has begun.
Written by awawa on July 28, 2022
Processes toward the emergence of the next Alaafin of Oyo are set to continue with the Oyomesi (kingmakers) billed to begin the screening of 119 persons that applied to fill the vacant stool.
Head of Princes of Oyo town, High Chief Mukaila Afonja, also referred to as Baba Iyaji, confirmed the development to newsmen , noting that the applications have been transmitted to the court of Oyomesi.
Though High Chief Afonja didn’t give a specific commencement date, he clarified that from the screening of 119 princes from the various royal families that applied at the close of application on July 15 , the processes of picking the new Alaafi will begin .
He affirmed that the Oyomesi had begun working on the applications, with the screening to take the form of the applicants being invited either in fives or tens.