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Iyin-Ekiti monarch commences 21 days seclusion rites

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Iyin-Ekiti (EKiti) The final rites to the throne of Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti begins on Saturday with the 21 days mandatory seclusion for the new monarch.

Omo lamurudu media gathered that in Iyin-Ekiti that the 21 days seclusion was compulsory for any monarch ascending the throne of the ancient town.

Omo lamurudu report that Gov. Kayode Fayemi had presented the Instrument of Appointment and Staff of Office to Oba Ajakaiye on Sept. 18.

The 21 days seclusion would be rounded up with the final “Iwuye” (coronation), during which the new monarch would be ushered into Oluyin’s palace.

“The final rites, which will take me into seclusion for 21 days is the rituals marking the completion of my ascension and the most overtly religious of all the rituals around the Oluyin succession.

“During the period, representatives from each of the four quarters will visit me while in seclusion to tell the history, dos and donts of their quarters and the town from different angles.

“The period will guide me in the conduct at the palace and as well set the records straight in tackling issues that may arise while on the stool,”the Oluyin said.

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