“I didn’t snub the Ooni of Ife” Oba of Lagos speaks
A white chief of the Oba of Lagos, Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose; The Opeoluwa Onida of Lagos, recently a statement that the Oba RilwanAkiolu didn’t snub the Ooni of Ife. He claims that his gesture was his acclaimed way of greeting a monarch in Lagos. He added that the Lagos Oba is basically trying to revive the culture and tradition of ancient Lagos, which is unique to the the state.
Chief Ajose stated:
“The sign by Oba Akiolu signifies ‘inu mi, inu e’, the culture of greeting in Lagos. If Oba Akiolu wanted to ignore , he would have turned his face away from Ooni. There is no misunderstanding between both highly revered monarch in Yorubaland”
According to Chief Ajose, the relationship between both royal figures is mutual.
Oba Akiolu was well represented at the coronation of Ooni of Ife, which attested to the fact that he does not disregard the office of Ooni Adeyeye”
Chief Ajose claims that Oba Akiolu had waited till this time to react to the issue because he had to meet with other chiefs in the palace to rub minds before addressing the public on the matter. He said :
“There is no sentiment in the culture of Lagos. As we met it, that is the way we are doing it. Kabiyesi Oba Akiolu is trying to bring back the old pattern, the old culture we have left behind.
What happened that day was wrongly speculated by the social media to disrupt peace and order and misinterpret Oba Akiolu’s action.
We just want to appeal to the social media to stop spreading wrong information.
They should try and understand the reason behind every action carried out, most especially by traditional rulers.
Yoruba has a very rich culture. There is no quarrel between the Oba of Lagos and Ooni of Ife”
You can be sure Nigerians will definitely react to this.
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