No fewer than twenty princess from the Owoade Ruling Family have so far signified interest to become the next Alaafin of Oyo after the death of Oba Lamidi Atanda Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on Friday April 22, 2022.
The Mogaji of Owoade Ruling Family, one of the two ruling families under the Agunloye Ruling House, Prince Adediwura Owoade, who made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Oyo, said with a register opened by the family for all interested members, twenty princes have written their names and submitted their curriculum vitae.
He said: “The family is planning to invite a university’s vice chancellor to screen the names so that the best among them can be presented to the Oyo Mesi, the kingmakers.
“Our family has been cheated for so long but we are now ready to ensure that one of our princes ascends the throne.
“Twenty princes (from Owoade Ruling Family) have indicated their interest in becoming the next Alaafin. But like I told you we will screen them and present the best.
“All of them are my children. Everybody, who is contesting from Owoade family is my son. We are one family. We met it like that and we want it to remain like that.
“I want to stress this that whoever is picked from Owoade family will work for the development of the town and we are ready to settle any rift with anybody in Oyo. We are for peace and whatever may be the cause of such fight, we are ready to settle it. We want unity in Oyo, we want Oyo be one in order to enhance development and security.”