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One of the wives of the late Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Olori Kafayat, has kicked the bucket in the United States of America weeks after his passing.
Olori Kafayat passed away on Friday night. The Director of Media and Publicity at the Alaafin Palace, Mr. Bode Durojaye, confirmed the incident on Saturday morning.
He said, “She died in the United States of America. I will give you the details later.”
Olori Kafayat is the mother of Prince Adebayo Adeyemi, the Chairman of the Oyo State Local Government Pensions Board, popularly known as D’Guv.
Her death comes barely two months after her husband Oba Adeyemi joined his ancestors.
The Oyo State Government had also assured the people of Oyo Town that a new Alaafin of Oyo would emerge soon, urging them to be patient.
Gov. Seyi Makinde gave the assurance at the eighth day fidau/interdenominational prayer held in honour of the late Oba Adeyemi at the palace arcade in Oyo. The late Oba Adeyemi died on April 22 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
Makinde, represented by Chief Bayo Lawal, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, said he was aware that people were anxious to have a new king.
“People are eager to see the next king, but we have to follow due process.
“We promise not to compromise and another Alaafin will come in due time,” the governor said.
Earlier, in their separate sermons, Imam Masud Ajokidero and Rev. Eyitayo Sulola, urged the people to always embrace orderliness as observed by the late Alaafin when he was alive.