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Nigerian tweeps mourn Alaafin of Oyo

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi.
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi.

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mourn the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, whose death was announced in the early hours of Saturday.

Reacting to the death of the monarch, social media influencer, @segalink, wrote, “The Alaafin of Oyo lives on. No Monarch dies in Yorubaland but ascends into the Heavens, while a successor takes over the substantive office.

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Publisher of Ovation magazine, Dele Momodu Ovation, via his Twitter handle, @DeleMomodu, wrote, “Good night my father… I will miss you dearly… ERIN WO… Rest in Peace IKU BABA YEYE… THE ALAAFIN OF OYO OBA LAMIDI OLAYIWOLA ADEYEMI III…”

Speaking further, Segalink opined that the death of the Alaafin should not have been announced by the media. He wrote, “Only the Kingmakers are allowed to announce the demise of a monarch, not the media. Alaafin is Alive but Oba Adeyemi has transited.”

Also speaking on the death of the king, Dr Dípò Awójídé, via his handle, @OgbeniDipo, wrote, “May the soul of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (Iku Baba Yeye) rest in peace. Condolences to his family members, friends, the Oyo state government, traditional leaders in Yoruba land, and all Oyo sons and daughters worldwide.”

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