Despite the fact that he is no more the President of Nigeria , the Ex-President , Gen Olusegun Obasanjo(rtd) yesterday fumed at Oyo monarchs and commanded to stand like kindergarten children on what he called disrespect to the constituted authority. Eaglessightnews has gathered
According to a report sighted from PM, and other news mediums, It was at the opening of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources in Iseyin.
Obasanjo was the guest of Governor Seyi Makinde, who also asked him to commission the new Oyo-Iseyin Road, which his government rebuilt.
The ex-president after mounting the podium, noticed that the kings did not stand when he was called.
Disgusting! Obasanjo got angry over the negligence of the monarchs, he castigated the kings that they ought to have stood up for him.He then ordered them to stand!
Some of the monarchs present at the event include Olugbon of Orile Igbon; Oba Francis Olusola Alao, Okere of Saki Oba Khalid Oyebisi, among others.
Like obedient pupils will respond to their headmaster, all the Kings stood up in all their regalia.
The Ex-President when explaining his points, stressed that that despite the fact that he is no more the President and governor Makinde may be young, the governor has the highest position in the state and curtsy is expected from the monarchs.
According to Obasanjo in Yoruba, “I greet the kings and chiefs here sitting; I am grateful that you are here. Let me say this: wherever the president or governor is, the kings present must stand up to honor him.
“In Yoruba land, there are two things that are most respected among others: age and position. When a governor is still in power, he’s more powerful than any king.
“Even when I was president, I prostrated for kings outside, and when we went inside, the kings would prostrate for me. So, let’s always celebrate our culture.”
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