By Samuel Adegoke
Ten royal families have opposed the selection of new Alaafin from the two families that produced previous monarchs.
They are insisting that the Alaafin Chieftaincy Declaration which has been declared defective by the state government for listing only two royal families must now be amended to reflect their own families before a new Alaafin is selected.
They also want to produce the next Alaafin, arguing that the two families – Alowolodu and Agunloye – which produced previous Alaafins, have cheated them.
The royal families in the battle for right to the throne are Olanite, Tella Okitipapa, Adesiyan, Tella Agbojulogun, Adelabu, Adesokan Baba Idode, Iteade Abidekun, Adediran Baba Ese Apata and Adeitan. Another family, the Olawoyin, has also signified interest in joining the battle.
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