The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on at the age of 83. Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti in the late hours of Friday.
The third from the Alowodu Ruling House is Alaafin of Oyo.
In the early hours of Saturday, the bones of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were taken to Oyo, and traditional rites began.
He was 83 years old and had ruled for 52 years, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin in history.
The Soun of Ogbmoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, died in December 2021, the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, died in January 2022, and now Alaafin has died just over three months later.
Other famous personalities in Oyo State have died at the same time, including two former governors, Senator Isiaka Ajimobi and Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, who both died lately.
As a result, Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State, is anticipated to make an official declaration after getting word of the Alaafin’s death from Yusuf Akinade, the Bashorun of Oyo, who would now oversee Oyo until a new Alaafin is established.