Selection of New Aseyin on Hold Following Death of Traditional Priest

The efforts to hasten the process of selecting a new Aseyin of Iseyin has suffered a major setback as the Aaba Odofin of Iseyin, the Oro priest who partake in the installation rites of any Aseyin reportedly died on Thursday.

Pa Ashiru Ajala Oroleye, who was installed as the Aaba Odofin Aseyin about seven years ago, died after a brief illness at an undisclosed hospital in Iseyin at the assumed age of 77.

Tradition has it that the installation of any Aseyin must be done by the Aaba Odofin alongside other major priests like the Oluwo Aseyin of Iseyin.

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Prince Femi Olalere, a notable prince from the Olugbile family where the last Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Dr Abdganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi, Ajinese 1 came from; told newsmen that all possible efforts would be put in place to have another Aaba Odofin in place soonest, so as not to hamper the ongoing selection process.

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He said, “The efforts to replace the Aaba will not be delayed, those in charge will not tarry at all because it is important so as not to hamper the ongoing selection process of picking a new Aseyin.

“People should not be afraid of the effects of the death of Pa Oroleye, he has come and performed his role excellently and we will miss him,” he lamented.


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