Oyo High Court sitting in Awe area of Oyo state struck out a case related to choosing new Alaafin of Oyo filed by Kingmakers against the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, and two others on Thursday, 2nd of November, 2023.
The Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Ayoola, and four other claimants in the suit were absent in court.
It was reported that the Kingmakers in Oyo town, known as Oyo Mesi, dragged the governor and the state’s Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Matters, as well as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to court to stop them from aborting the process for the selection/appointment of the candidate for filling the vacant stool of Alaafin of Oyo candidate by Kingmakers.
The other claimants in suit no, HOY/38/2023 were Lagunna of Oyo, High Chief Wakeel Oyedepo; Akiniku of Oyo, High Chief Amuda Yusuf; Areago Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Waheed Oyetunji and Alapo of Oyo who is also Warrant Officer for Alaapini of Oyo, Chief Gbadebo Mufutau, and they were all absent in court.
Justice Ladiran Akintola, while ruling on the suit, struck it out sequel to its withdrawal by the claimants.
Meanwhile, the claimants have filed a fresh suit no HOY/14/2023, of which the presiding Justice said the date for the hearing would be communicated to both parties.
The Alaafin of Oyo stool became vacant after the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who reigned for 52 years and died at the age of 83 in April 2022.
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