Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi has berated ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for mandating traditional rulers to stand up to greet Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde.
Lifestyle Nigeria reports that Obasanjo, on Friday, ordered the monarchs who were present at the commissioning of a 34.85 km Oyo-Iseyin Road and the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Iseyin Campus, which houses the College of Agricultural Sciences and Renewable Natural Resources, to stand to greet the Governor.
The ex-President, who spoke in Yoruba, stated that despite the traditional rulers’ status, it was crucial for them to respect elders and those in positions of power.
According to him, doing this will enable the preservation of the Omoluabi culture of the Yorubas.
“…I greet you all monarchs and royal fathers and thank you for coming,” he had said.
“But let me make something clear: whenever the Governor or the President is present, even the royal father must stand up to honour the President (or the Governor).”
“Stand up! You can have your seat. Please!!!” he ordered them.
Subsequently, the monarchs stood up to honour the Governor amid laughter and claps.