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Why Seyi Makinde Did Not Attend The Eight Days Fidau Prayer Of The Late Olubadan

Indication have emerged as to why Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde did not attend the eight days fidau prayer of the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ajeogungunniso 1.

The fidau which held at Mapo hall was the second fidau prayer organised to offer prayers for the repose of the soul of the late monarch.

It would be recalled that 3rd day fidau/interfaith prayers had earlier held at the Popoyemoja Palace, Ibadan of the first class monarch.

Both events had representatives of the Governor and government in attendance.

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But, despite the high expectations and social media speculation that the Governor would be physically present at the 8th day prayers, many people were left in shock as the governor did not show up in person.

A source close to the government told CoreNews that although the governor got back to town on Sunday after arriving from his holiday in the United States a day earlier, with the mindset to attend the fidau but was advised against the move.

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According to the source who spoke in confidence, the Governor was careful so that his good intentions will not be misconstrue by his political opponents.

The source told CoreNews that if the governor had attended the event in person it might send the wrong signal to other people especially those of Ogbomoso and Igangan axis as the governor had not also paid a condolence visit to the two towns who lost their monarchs earlier.

The source added that, due to the political importance of Ogbomoso and Oke Ogun to the political calculations in the state, the governor was careful not to be seen as placing more importance or priority on the Olubadan stool over others by attending the fidau.

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It was also gathered however that the governor had been in touch with the family and Palace of the Olubadan since the demise of the monarch and assures that the Governor will personally visit the family and ensure that all the late monarchs get befitting burials.

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