The ancient city of Oyo state has witnessed the death of another monarch Oba Lamidi Adeyemi the Alaafin of Oyo, he was aged 83. The death of the Alaafin is the 3rd amongst the prominent monarchs in Oyo state in the spate of 5 Months.
Recall that the people of Ogbomosho was thrown into a mourning state when the news of the Soun of Ogbomosho Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III broke out in December 2021.
The monarch died in the early hours of December 12th, 2021 at the age of 95 after being on the throne for 48 years.
He was buried according to Islamic rites at about 4:30 p.m. inside a Vault in the palace.
Meanwhile, the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji died 22 days after the death of prominent monarch in Oyo State – Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.
Adetunji, who was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2016 was born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan.
Confirming the Olubadan’s death, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said, “The news of the death of our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, came as a shock.
“His wealth of experience, his immense wisdom, and his commitment to seeing a greater Ibadan and a better Oyo State are unrivalled.
“Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria and humanity at large will miss Kabiyesi, who was ever ready to give his all to see a better society.”
Oba Adetunji grew up learning vocational jobs until he took up fashion designing as a means of living after moving into Lagos.
While working as a fashion designer, Adetunji delved into musical record marketing until 1960 when he founded his first of three record label imprints called Baba Laje Records which housed notable fuji music acts, including Dauda Epo-Akara and Wasiu Ayinde Marshall.
Prior to his coronation as the Olubadan of Ibadan, Adetunji was the Balogun of Ibadan land.
Four months after the death of prominent Oyo Monarchs, Soun of Ogbomosho and Olubadan of Ibadan, the Alaafin of Oyo has also joined his ancestors
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, passed on at 83 years on Friday night.
Alaafin Adeyemi was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the famous Oyo town.
The Alaafin started out as a boxer and would have been a professional boxer but kingship called and he had to retire from boxing at an early age of 31 years to become the Alaafin.
Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti after a brief illness.
The Alaafin ruled for 52 years before his demise, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin.
He became the Alaafin of Oyo in November 18, 1970, succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, after the civil war. He was known popularly as Iku Baba Yeye.
However, Oba Lekan Balogun has been installed as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan by kingmakers in Oyo state whilst the people of Ogbomosho and Ibadan await the new Alaafin of Oyo and Soun of Ogbomosho respectively.
Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy On South East Presidency Continues To Come To Pass
In the history of Nigeria, the south east zone has never produced a president and there have been clamours by different politicians, groups, individuals for a south east presidency at least in 2023 in order to balance the equation of leadership in the country.
As a result of this clamours, terrorist group, IPOB was birthed with a mission to disembark the Igbos from Nigeria if they fail to get the presidency in 2023. The founder of the group, Nnamdi Kanu has been arrested ever since the organization started cursing crisis in the country.
Since IPOB failed, popular politicians from the south east zone joined the ruling party; All Progressive Congress in order to get a chance at the presidency in 2023 since it’s very likely that the ruling party retains the seat of the presidency coupled with the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be contesting again.
The clamour for the South East presidency became stronger when they joined the ruling party, and even other Igbo politicians at opposition parties pushed for the South east presidency but in the midst of these clamours, a popular prophet, Primate Elijah Ayodele in May 2021 categorically stated that the Igbos cannot produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
These were his words:
‘’ ….So I am telling you that the 2023 presidency will elude the Igbo, mark my words; if they are looking for the presidency maybe they will wait for another time. The pendulum is not swinging towards the Igbos.’’ (https://dailypost.ng/2021/05/07/2023-presidency-will-elude-ndigbo-primate-ayodele/
Again in October 2021, Primate Ayodele reinstated his prophecy on presidency eluding igbos, and adding that the south east politicians will betray each other and not get presidency in 2023.
These were his words:
‘’Don’t blame any group for the killings in the South-East, rather blame bad governance. The South East political leaders are betrayals of trust, that’s why they won’t get the presidency.’’ (https://dailypost.ng/2021/10/11/2023-southeast-wont-get-presidency-igbo-politicians-are-betrayals-primate-ayodele/)
Later in April 2022, Primate Ayodele spoke about the issue of Igbo Presidency and stated that the igbos deserve to produce the next president of Nigeria for peace to reign in the country but there is no south east politician that is fit for the seat. He then mentioned that if they don’t work together and allow the presidency to elude them in 2023, they will forever live to regret it.
These were his words:
‘’Sincerely, without mincing words, the next president should come from Igbo, it’s just unfortunate that they are not that serious with their intentions because there is a political force struggling with it which they need to claim otherwise if it eludes them now, Igbo will never see presidency till kingdom comes.Igbo must wake up now, otherwise, they will betray themselves from producing the next president of Nigeria. The South and North should step down for Igbo, let them be used as consensus candidates. This can happen if the Igbo know what they want but do they really know what they want?
As it stands now, all hopes to get the south east presidency seems to be getting lost as the day goes by. Primate Ayodele spoke about betrayal of trust among Igbo politicians last year. This was obviously mirrored when Orji Uzor Kalu, a foremost aspirant for Igbo presidency stepped down to support senate president, Ahmed Lawan who is a northerner knowing fully well that the Igbos need and deserves the presidential seat.
Another hope of the Igbos in the ruling party is Senator Rochas Okorocha who bought the presidential form under the APC, with the hope that he would be screened on Sunday, 29th of May, 2022 but unfortunately, he was arrested by the EFCC two days ago and will be in their custody till Monday, which means he has automatically being screened out of the race.
In the opposition party, Peter Obi seem to be the voice of the Igbos in the race, he bought the PDP form and has gotten several supporters ever since. Suddenly, he resigned from the PDP yesterday and from the presidential race, hoping to go to another party to pursue his ambition.
It is a known fact that PDP is still the strongest opposition in the country, if anyone is to contest an election against the ruling party, it has to be PDP but Peter Obi left there, ruling out his chances in the presidential race.
Considering these analysis, it’s obvious the South East won’t get the presidency in 2023, confirming Primate Ayodele’s prophecy.
Primate Ayodele’s Prophecy Fulfilled As Sri Lanka Prime Minister Resigns
The prime minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned following weeks of violent protests that rocked the country and led to more than 80 people being injured.
A nationwide curfew was imposed after clashes broke out between supporters of the ruling party and anti-government demonstrators in the capital city Colombo, the police said Monday.
This is in Fulfillment of Primate Ayodele’s prophecy of few months ago when he said there will be a major attack in Sri Lanka.He also said he doesn’t see peace in Sri Lanka and that there will be confusion in the country.
These were his words
“There will be a major attack on Sri Lanka, I don’t see peace in the country at this moment, there will be problems and confusion in the country.
The clash that prompted the resignation of PM Mahinda has been described by many as the worst since Sri Lanka gained independence, fulfilling Primate Ayodele’s prophecy on a major attack in Sri Lanka.
Also, the main cause of the protest is the economic crisis being faced in the country. Apparently, the prime minister has no clue about changing the situation, Fulfilling Primate Ayodele’s prophecy that there will be confusion in the country.
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