I’m Not Responsible For Soun, Olubadan, Alaafin’s Deaths — Gov Makinde
I’m Not Responsible For Soun, Olubadan, Alaafin’s Deaths—Gov Makinde: Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has declared that he is not to blame for the deaths of the state’s aristocratic monarchs.
Oyo has lost three of its most powerful monarchs since Makinde assumed power: the Soun of Ogbomoso, Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Alaafin of Oyo.
The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, died on December 12, 2021; the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, died on January 2, 2022; and the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, died on April 22.
Makinde, in a comedic response to social media insinuations, declared on Sunday that he was not responsible for the fatalities.
He added that the top three kings who died in the recent five months were of advanced age and had a significant impact on their subjects.
Makinde, who took top state government officials to the late Alaafin’s palace, pledged, however, to provide the late traditional ruler a proper burial.
“This is a difficult period for us. What we need this time are prayers. I pray that all the good things that baba wished for the state would be fulfilled,” he said.
The governor appealed to the Oyo Mesi, the council of chiefs, and all those that will be involved in the selection of another Alaafin not to delay the process.
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Governor Makinde is actually the first governor to witness the installation of new Yoruba elite monarchs during his tenure. May the souls of the deceased monarchs rest in peace.