Ifa will choose next Alaafin, says Oyo Mesi
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The Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yussuf Ayoola, has debunked the claims that kingmakers have neglected the tradition of consulting the Ifa oracle to pick the most suitable among the contestants as the new Alaafin.
The Basorun, who is also the regent of the town, said this in a statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo, Bode Durojaiye on Saturday.
He restated his commitment to uphold justice and fairness in the choice of a new Alaafin while calling on those he said were peddling unfounded rumours to desist from such act.
He said there was no crisis among the kingmakers, adding that they were united and would not do anything that would have negative effect on the town and its people.
Basorun said, “Ifa consultation and not voting in whatever form will determine who will be the next king.
“We (Oyo Mesi) are one and indivisible. Where did they get the unsubstantiated information that we are in disarray? It is the handiwork of the spent forces who do not wish us well
“It is true that all of us held a meeting in my house, and it was inconclusive. We will still reconvene again. All the members were not only in good spirit, but embraced one another, even cracking jokes after the meeting devoid of rancour and ill feelings.”