Governor Seyi Makinde has reacted to the delay in the emergence of a new Alaafin of Oyo, saying it is due to his insistence that due process must be followed.
Recall that one year after the demise of the Oyo monarch, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the stool has been vacant.
Like that of Alaafin, the stool of the Soun of Ogbomoso has remained unoccupied since Oba Jimoh Oyewumi died on December 13, 2021.
During the swearing-in of Justice Iyabo Yerima as substantive Chief Judge of Oyo, Makinde said he had communicated to the relevant quarters that the institutional framework for the emergence of a new Alaafin and Soun must be diligently followed.
He said he would rather have the process delayed for the sake of due process than record a repeat of a situation where a monarch is removed by the courts.