The demise of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi who joined his ancestors in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti came as a rude shock to many and Nigerians have been thrown into mourning following his demise.
Having reigned for 52 years, the monarch gave up the ghost at the age of 83 and he was the longest serving monarch in Oyo State.
Following his demise, some Nigerians took to social media, describing his death as a colossal loss to the Yoruba land, adding that he was a role model to all.
His death is coming at a time when Oyo State lost two monarchs: the Olubadan of Ibadan and the Soun of Ogbomoso.
Here are some reactions gathered by AN24TV via the social media.
@RealSambo “No one is above death, even the acclaimed son of death is now dead. He was a Muslim to the best of our knowledge, May Allah be pleased with Oba Lamidi Alaafin of Oyo. Our prayers are with the people of Oyo and Oyo State.”
@RajiDraj “The longest serving Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has transited to the great beyond. Every soul shall taste death. This one, is a colossal loss!
@Barnaby04 “Wow!!! Why is Oyo state’s top traditional rulers going one after the other like this? Alaafin of Oyo will be missed a lot.”
@DejiAdesogan “RIP Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo.Oyo state has lost 3 of her prominent kings lately. First, it was Soun of Ogbomoso, then Olubadan of Ibadan, now Alaafin of Oyo.”
@Afeez002 “This is a great loss to the people of Oyo and Yoruba Nation at large. Rest In Peace.”
@Anyanwu_Anyi “Alaafin of Oyo is a role model to the people of oyo state. He encouraged them to embrace digital technology and they youths are happy for the legacy he left behind.”
@ChidiOdinkalu “12 Dec, 2021, Soun of Ogbomoso, 2 Jan, 2022, Olubadan of Ibadan,23 Apr, 2022, Alaafin of Oyo.In 4 months, Oyo State has a turnover of its 3 greatest stools. May their Majesties travel safe.”
@Morris_Monye “This is sad. He seem immortal. Was very strong even at old age. May he rest well.”
@DrPenking “Truly from dust we all came from and to dust we’ll all return. No matter the level of fame, wealth and number of women we have on earth, we’ll all return to our maker one day. So be humble. Rest in Peace Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (Iku Baba Yeye).”
@Alan “One Of The Bravest, Poetic & Intelligent Kings Nigeria Ever Had. Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Rest In Peace Alaafin of Oyo!.”