- Gani Adams has revealed that the only people authorised to bury Alafin of Oyo are the traditionalists
- The Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land said there is a need to clarify this following the prayer held by Muslim clerics over the body of the Alaafin
- According to Adams, the prayer was only a sing of respect and the real rites were paerformed by the traditionalists
Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams dismissed rumours making the rounds in the media that the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was buried according to the Muslim rites.
Adams in a statement by his special assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, made available to Legit.ng stated that the transition and burial rites of the foremost Yoruba monarch is purely traditional and not religious.
The Yoruba generalissimo added that prior to the announcement of Kabiesi's death on Saturday, the Isoro and the Oyo Messi had earlier observed the core traditional rites which, he said, went through the night and ended till 11 am today before Bashorun and the families of the Alaafin notified the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who later announced officially.
While warning those attaching religious meaning to the burial of the Alaafin of Oyo to desist from spreading lies, Adams insisted that the Oyo Messi and the Isoro had done the normal traditional rites, before the formal announcement, adding that the final process of the rites would be done tonight.
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"As the Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, I think it is part of my duty and responsibility to set the record straight, especially, on pertinent issues that had to do with the burial of the late Alaafin of Oyo,Oba Lamidi Adeyemi",
"The late Alaafin's respect for all the religions, either Muslim or Christian or even the traditionalist should not be misconstrued for anything.
"The Oyo Muslims community led by the chief Imam of Oyo,Sheilk Masud Adabayo Ajokideru did the prayer on the remains for seven minutes to pay their last respects for the late monarch before handing over the remains to the Isoro for further observation of the final traditional rites that will lead to the final burial at Ibara tonight. That was the truth and nothing but the truth."
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"Alaafin is not an ordinary king and the Oyo messi, the Isoro and the Sango devotees cannot but complete the final traditional rites."
"So the impression in the public domain that Kabiesi, the late Alaafin of Oyo,Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was buried according to Muslims rites was untrue and it was at variance with the core tradition of the ancient town of Oyo and Yoruba traditional institution in general"
"In history, the burial of foremost Yoruba monarch like the Alaafin must not be done in the open and those that should know knew quite well that the Isoro and the Oyo Messi must observe all the rites and necessary rituals before the burial."
List, photos of the beautiful wives of late Alaafin of Oyo
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Alaafin of Oyo, one of the most respected Yoruba monarchs has passed on to join his ancestors. The respected monarch who, while alive had a good taste for pretty and young women left behind beautiful wives.
Recently, some Alaafin’s picture with 7 of his beautiful, fair-skinned, younger wives went viral on the Internet and it became a topic of discussion as all the wives looked pretty in similar attire.
They were all gaily dressed in the same outfit with similar shoes and bags to complement their outing.