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Vacant Alaafin of Oyo stool not for sale – Makinde



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Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday in Iseyin has said the vacant stool of Alaafin of Oyo is not for sale.

The governor made this known while speaking at the commissioning of the Iseyin campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH),

Governor Makinde said all those that allegedly collected money from contestants to the Alaafin’s stool to without wasting time go and refund such money as he is ready to follow due process on the selection of a new Alaafin.

He emphasized that whoever is caught collecting money to influence who become the next Alaafin of Oyo would be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

According to Makinde, the vacant stool of the Alaafin can never be for sale as it remain a critical part of Yoruba heritage and history and as such, not for sale.

The governor stressed that there is need for all aspirants to the Alaafin stool as well as the royal houses to end the tussle over who becomes the next Alaafin of Oyo.

Makinde pointed out that as the governor of Oyo state, he is ready to crown a new Alaafin as soon as there is harmony among the royal houses.

Speaking further, the governor said the commissioning of LAUTECH campus in Iseyin was the fulfilment of his campaign promise to the people of the town.

While informing the people of the town that new students would in the next few weeks resume their academic activities at the Iseyin campus, the governor urged them to extend love to the new students.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo while commissioning the campus, commended Makinde for his wonderful performances in Oyo state

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