Why new Alaafin,Soun’s emergence is delayed- Governor Makinde state reason

Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, made known in his statement on Tuesday the delay in the emergence of the new Aalafin of Oyo and Soun of Ogbomosoland.

Makinde stated is to allow due process in the selection of candidates for the throne, for past mistakes not to reoccur.

The bona fide Governor, serving his second term made this known on Tuesday in Ibadan while swearing in the new Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyabo Yerima.

According to him, he had already communicated and informed the kingmakers in the two towns that institutional framework should be duly followed in the selection of new traditional rulers.

He said once due process is followed, things will work out well and more efficiently.

“We have gone through a situation where a king was removed by the judiciary in the state after he had been on the throne for over 22 years.

“And I said to myself, not under my watch are we going to repeat the same mistake. I will rather delay and have due process followed.

“Then, if anybody decides to go to court after the emergence of the new traditional rulers, such exercise might be a nullity.

“I believe this is what we need in Nigeria right now-  strong institutions.

“But we also need people to build them -people with experience, capacity, and people with strong conviction to do what is right.

“That is why the appointment of people like Justice Iyabo Yerima is important because she has experience in leadership,” the Oyo governor said.

He hinted that his administration had taken necessary steps to ensure that the judiciary in the state works effectively.

Also states further the swearing-in of Justice Yerima as the substantive chief judge of Oyo State was in accordance with Section 271 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.


Makinde also assure his government would try its best to provide resources as they were available, while Justice Yerima in her remarks pledges to catapult the judiciary system in the state to the peak level.


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