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Aseyin: Traditionalists Hold ‘Ije Rites’ For 7 Days, Declares Curfew In Iseyin

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The seventh-day special prayer for the repose of the soul of the late Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Dr Abdulganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi Ajinese 1, by the Traditional Worshippers Association of Nigeria (TRWASO) Iseyin Chapter, will hold on Sunday at Aseyin’s palace, Oja Oba, Iseyin.

A statement signed by the head of TRWASO Iseyin Chapter, who is also the Oluwo Aseyin of Iseyin, Chief Ifasoji Oluwo, indicated that the seventh day ‘Ije Rites’ will involve sacrifices and prayers, which will culminate in a night curfew for further spiritual appeasements.

Oluwo Aseyin is the traditional Chief that oversees the rites of installation of a new king and burial of the one that joins his ancestors.

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He said in the statement that at the departure of the monarch, it is essential to appease the land and fore-bearers of the community for the sake of having a smooth succession process and a prosperous community and people.

“The seventh day ‘Ije Rites’ is for paving the way for our late Kabiyesi to have a smooth transition to meet his ancestors, it is also for our community to continue to prosper as well as its people.”

The statement also hinted that residents are to adhere to a curfew for the night, as Oro masquerades will be out from 9 pm on Sunday 31st, 2022 till 4 am on Monday 1st August 2022.

Oba Dr Abdulganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi Ajinese 1, joined his ancestors on Sunday 24th, July 2022 at the age of 62 after ruling for fifteen years and was buried at the ‘Igbo Itan’ (Itan Royal Cemetery) on Monday.

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