The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has suspended the installation of Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, Kwam 1 as Mayegun of Yorubaland.
Prince Akeem Adeyemi, the son of the monarch and the lawmaker representing Oyo federal constituency announced this in a statement on Friday, January 10th.
Prince Adeyemi said, Oyo is in a sober mood, and in the spirit of common empathy and solidarity with the Akesan market fire victims, the installation of the ace fuji musician as Mayegun has been suspended.
The installation was earlier scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2020.
“May I inform you that, in the spirit of common empathy and solidarity with the Akesan Market Fire victims, the installation of Wasiu Ayinde K1 as the Mayegun of Yorubaland, which was earlier scheduled to hold on Monday, 13th January 2020, has been summarily suspended.
‘What befell the people of Oyo, in terms of loss and ruins, is heart-wrenching.
“The institution of the Alaafin of Oyo respects the mood of the masses. We cannot be celebrating while our people are groaning in pains and utter agonies,” he said.
He said on his part, he will ensure that life comes back to Akesan market and that victims have caused to smile again.