Late Alaafin’s unfulfilled dreams

The late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi had unfulfilled missions.

Aside from the planned installation of Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Aare Basofin of Yorubaland slated for May 27, 2022, as part of activities marking the 60th birthday of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, invitations for which have surfaced on the social media, the highly revered monarch who was sought after by politicians and opinion leaders was planning to embark on a ‘diplomatic shuttle’ among his fellow Obas in Yorubaland.

According to a popular columnist and an associate of the late Oba Adeyemi, Festus Adedayo, in his columned titled “In our last meeting at the Jericho Quarters, we both agreed that he should embark on a diplomatic shuttle among his colleague Obas on who the Yoruba should support for the 2023 presidential election. He was to embark on this shuttle, first to the palace of the Awujale, and then to others’. I told the Alaafin who I felt Yoruba should not support, neglecting to suggest who the Yoruba should queue behind. He seemed to agree with me. Though he never told me in unmistakable language, I could hazard a guess the Yoruba man he would have supported.

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