At last, the sour relationship between the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba AbdulGaniyu Salawu is gradually being laid to the rest.
Signs of reconciliation were on display at the coronation of the Alado of Ado-Awaye, a town within Iseyin local government of Oyo State.
A source who pleaded anonymity said that a senior advocate and former resident electoral commissioner in charge of Kano State, Alhaji Ahmed Raji and other eminent indigenes of Iseyin, cannot be unconnected from what she described as the ‘peace deal’.
Raji, who hails from Iseyin, which is an hour drive from Oyo, is said to one of the confidants of the Alaafin. The philanthropist is also believed to be very close to all the monarchs in the region.
Alaafin, who enjoys unflinching support from most monarchs from Okeogun, had arrived the town, amidst fanfares and cultural display, before the Aseyin. Immediately the Aseyin arrived, he made way for where the Alaafin was seated to pay homage.
The Aseyin was said to have joined the Alaafin in the coronation rituals as well as other traditional functions. They shared jokes and followed each, together with other Obas while the programme lasted.
Until early last year, the Aseyin was a regular visitor at the Oyo Palace. Hardly would you see the Alaafin without the Aseyin, who doubles as the chairman of the Okeogun Council of Obas and Chiefs.