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Dignitaries Storm Alaafin’s Palace For Condolences
Dignitaries have been visiting the Oyo Palace of the late Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
Top on the roll call on Sunday is the Minister of Youths and Sports, Chief Sunday Dare, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, Senator Soji Akanbi, traditional rulers, community leaders, sons and daughters of Oyo amongst others.
Governor Seyi Makinde is awaited to pay condolence visit to the Palace.
He is to be received by the Oyo Mesi.
A close ally of the late monarch, Bishop Ayo Ladigbolu, was heard giving directives and calling everyone to order in anticipation of the Governor’s visit.
The Oba Lamidi A. Adeyemi III Hall, where the guests are being received is already a beehive of activities.
While the guests sat wearing sombre look, the security operatives attached to the palace are also having a hectic day trying to coordinate movement.
Dare said the death came as a shock to the entire sport family, particularly the boxing community.
Akéde Ọ̀yọ́ reports that the Alaafin joined his ancestors on Friday at 82 after spending 52 of the years on the throne.
He was buried late Saturday night.