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Oluwo Reveals Reason Behind Obasanjo's Order To Monarchs

Oluwo Reveals Reason Behind Obasanjo's Order To Monarchs

It has been revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had a personal score to settle with one of the monarchs he ordered to stand up in Iseyin, Oyo State in September.

The revelation was made by Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi.

Oluwo noted that Obasanjo is a respectful and well-cultured Yoruba elder who has high regard for the traditional institutions, adding that the ex-president decided to scold the monarch he had an issue with at the event.

Obasanjo in mid-September gave the order that the Obas should “stand” at an event in Iseyin, Oyo State.

Oba Akanbi was one of the first to condemn the act, calling on Obasanjo to tender an apology.

But the monarch during an exclusive interview with Vanguard, said Obasanjo is a well-cultured man, adding that he had prostrated for him before in one of their meetings, adding that he is also principled.

"Baba Obasanjo is a well-cultured man. He had come here before and prostrated before me. I think what happened in that place was a personal issue between him and a king who talked about him.

“And Baba didn’t know where to scold that king and I don’t think he could have done that. So, he decided to scold him right there.

“Baba Obasanjo is a very good man and well-respected elder. He respects traditional institutions too. So, that’s why I came out at that time. I needed to do that at that time.”

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