Ten contestants to the stool of the Alaafin of Oyo have been shortlisted by the Oyo Mesi, who are the kingmakers in the town to undergo further screening.
The head of the Oyo Mesi, who doubles as the Bashorun of Oyo, High Chief Yussuf Ayoola, said this after all the 65 contestants had been interviewed.
This is contained in a statement made available by the Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo, Bode Durojaiye, today ,Friday 16, September 2022.
He stated that members of the Oyo Mesi would soon meet to deliberate on the next step, which is the Ifa consultation.
“Whoever emerges among the shortlisted aspirants will be the candidate and the next Alaafin of Oyo,” he said.