Following the transition to the great beyond of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, plans are already in top gear for the burial of the late monarch today, palace source told this newspaper.
According to the palace source who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitiveness of the situation in the Alaafin’s palace, the late Alaafin’s remains will be committed to mother earth by 4pm today April 23rd.
The late monarch’s remains will be taken to Baara, the final resting place of all the Alaafin of Oyo who joined their ancestors.
The source also confirmed that works have started immediately at Baara in preparation for the final burial of the late monarch.
“It is true Baara is being prepared for the final burial of the late iku baba yeye because that’s the final resting place of all his predecessors.
“Mind you, Baara is not just the final resting place of all the Alaafins, it is also a place where the Alaafin goes to whenever there is need to commune with his ancestors to seek for guidance and or directions.” The source said.
This newspaper also gathered that dignitaries have started arriving Oyo town to commiserate with the palace and the Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, who is the chief mourner.