Alaafin’s demise: It has created huge Vacuum —Igbaraoke Monarch, Ondo Obas


The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom and the Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas, Oba (Dr.) Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II have received the passage of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo with rude shock.

  1. Oba Adeyemi was a bridge builder and one of the longest reigning and foremost Monarch in Yoruba Land and the Nation who had contributed immensely to the growth of the entire Yoruba Nation as well as the Country at large.
  2. His wealth of experience and love for education coupled with unequalled quest for knowledge had made him so unique and stood out throughout his reign as the Alaafin.
  3. His Imperial Majesty believe strongly that he lived a worthy and fulfilled life, though we are pained and feel saddened that he is leaving us at a time when his wealth of experience is still needed among the traditional institutions.
  4. Oba Aladetoyinbo wishes to commiserate with his immediate family and the good people of Oyo State over this irreparable loss and the transition of a great Titan who came, saw and conquered.
  5. The entire Council of Obas in Ondo State and the country will miss this highly revered Monarch for his great good deeds and contributions to humanity.
  6. Oba Aladetoyinbo prayed God to grant him eternal rest.
    Adeyeye Michael
    Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure Kingdom
    23rd April, 2022

Alaafin’s Demise, A Colossal Loss – Olowa

Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede has described the death of the Alaafin and Paramount Ruler of Oyo Empire, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi as a colossal loss, not only to the Yoruba race, but to the nation at large.

He said “Alaafin of Oyo, “Iku Baba Yeye” remains one of the most influential traditional leaders of all time, an epitome of an anointed leader, whom I cherished his unmundaned desires in which he manifested trustfulness, love and pure heart.”

Oba Agbede who received the news of his death with great shock, said Oba Adeyemi has never reneged in his disposition to always stands for the truth, justice and equity. According to him, “Iku Baba Yeye” as he is being referred to has indeed contributed greatly to the unity of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba land”. He was a man of principle, and he has left good legacy as a leader.

The monarch said, his death will create a vacuum in the Traditional Councils in Nigeria, due to his wide range of experience as a revered and foremost traditional ruler in the country.

While urging the good people of Oyo to take solace in God, he prayed for the repose of the departed soul to rest in peace

Ayodeji Owolabi
CPS to Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom