Wednesday, 17 February 2016

An Interview with Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III (CFR, JP LLD), The Alaafin of Oyo. (Concluding part)

The Alaafin represented the entire south in Lagos. I left the place and went home, wrote a strongly worded letter to General Jeremiah Useni and copied the late General Abacha. Abacha invited me and I told him that government is a continuum. He reasoned with me and corrected that. The Alake and the Awujale never fought their own cause but I fought mine.
When they asked us for a meeting in Abuja, they asked us to bring our aides for hotel accommodation. The emirs would bring about eight and they put them in suites while they reserved two rooms for me. I just packed to one of the presidential suites. They said but it was not reserved for me, and I said they didn't have to do that, I did it myself. You see, as the Alaafin, you cannot fear anything.

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