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Update on the on going screening excercise

Alaafin stool : More than 30 aspirants screened so far

By Bode Durojaiye, Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo.

As the ongoing screening for contestants to the Alaafin stool enters its fourth day today, the atmosphere in the ancient Palace of Oyo, venue of the exercise, is peaceful, as armed operatives of the Amotekun and the Police from the Atiba Division mounted security to prevent intruders.

The screening being conducted by all members of the Oyo Traditional Council ( Oyo Mesi) led by its Chairman and the Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yussuf Akinade Ayoola Layinka 1, is observed by some officials of the Atiba Local Government led by the Chairperson , Alhaja Kafilat Mojisola Olakojo.

The screening starts from 10 am prompt.

Ten aspirants would face the panel per day, one after the other . Each aspirant must come along with two witnesses to the venue to sign an undertaking after the screening.

The contestants who arrived one after the other to the Palace and accompanied by some of their relations, interacted mutually and embraced one another devoid of ill feelings, rancour and animosity.

So far, more than 30 aspirants have been screened.

All the contestants screened are getting excited , as they expressed satisfaction at the exercise.

The first part of the screening exercise will end today, 8th of September, 2022.

There will not be screening on Friday, to pave the way for the Jumat prayer.

While the second and the last part which will commence on Monday, 12th till Thursday , 15th 2022.

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