All Hail New Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lukman Adelodun
Emerging report has it that a new Alaafin of Oyo has been named.
The highly venerated Yoruba traditional stool of Alaafin of Oyo became empty following the demise of Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi on April 22, 2022.
New Alaafin -Elect Gbadegesin
Formerly known as Prince Lukman Adelodun Gbadegesin, the new and 13th Alaafin of Oyo is Oba Lukman Adelodun Gbadegesin.
Prior to now, the new monarch had been engaging with his kinsmen. On September 13, he arrived the Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo where he was screened by the Oyomesi.
Oba Gbadegesin is described as a delightful man with a much-loved personality.
He hails from the Gbadegesin family of the Agunloye Ruling House. He is a grandchild of Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II, the predecessor of Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III.
Oyomesi, the Oyo traditional council led by the Bashorun, started interviewing potential successors from an 86-man shortlist, including Gbadegesin, on September 5, at the Agbala Ogun Hall in the Alaafin’s Palace in Oyo.
Among those screened are,
The candidates OKE APO (GBADEGESIN)
Abdul Rashidi Adewale GBADEGESIN
Dr. Abidoye GBADEGESIN
Abdrasak Adegoke GBADEGESIN
Kabiru Adebayo GBADEGESIN
Isiak Olatunde GBADEGESIN
Basiru Adeniyi GBADEGESIN
Monjeed Abiola GBADEGESIN
Lukman Adelodun GBADEGESIN
Babajide Aderoju GBADEGESIN
Abdmonjeed Adekunle GBADEGESIN
Ajibade Adebayo ADELADAN
Tella Biliaminu KOLAWOLE
Tiani Hammed ADEBAYO
Salami Saheed BABATUNDE
Ladigbolu Adewale ADEREMI
Adekunle Mutahir ADEGBOYE
Alh. Tesleem Oriade LADIGBOLU
Adekunle Kamal ADEYEMI
Adebisi Jeleel ADENIYI
Oluokun Kasali AGUNLOYE
Adekunle Gafar ADEBAYO
Tella Meroof ADENIYI
Owoade Wahab Folorunso ADEREMI
Adewusi Mukaila OLANREWAJU
Olaide Dauda OLADIMEJI
Tella Adeniyi KAREEM
Agunloye Adelayo ADEREMI
Aderogba Idowu AGUNLOYE
Morounranti Hakeem ALAYOAYO
Gbadegesin Taofeek AGUNLOYE
Remilekun Enitan ADENIYA
Akinade Abdul Rahman ALAYOAYO
Archbishop Prince Lawrence Sanda Ayo Ladigbolu
Lukman Alabi Olugbenga Ladigbolu
36.Hakeem Abiodun Adeyanju Ayinde Ladigbolu
Ayobami Adewumi Sanda Ladigbolu
Amidu Abiodun Ladigbolu
Muideen Adekunle Ladigbolu
Kolade Tunde Saani Ladigbolu
Adegboyega Ibrahim Ladigbolu
Abdulquadri Opeyemi Ladigbolu
Ismaila Aderemi Belawu Adekunle Ladigbolu
Adebimpe Wasiu Abiodun Ladigbolu
Taofeek Adewumi Ladigbolu
Rasaki Kamorudeen Osuolale Ladigbolu
Owoade Hakeem Babatunde Adetunji
Owoade Ibrahim Abiodun Olayiwola
Gbadegesin was a former Personal Assistant to Alhaji Aruna Elewi, a Minister of State for Communication during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. He is also reported to have been an associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is also the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections.