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Obasanjo Should Apologise To Monarchs -Afenifere

The dust stirred by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s outburst against some monarchs in Oyo State has not settled.

Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, said the former president should apologise to Oke-Ogun traditional rulers for subjecting them to ridicule in Iseyin, two weeks ago.

The group also urged Nigerians to support the Bola Tinubu administration in its bid to reposition the country.

There was indignation in many parts of Yorubaland, following reports on how Obasanjo attacked the traditional rulers, who he accused of breaching protocol.

The former, who had accompanied Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to the road project commissioning at Iseyin complained that the monarchs had disrespected the governor for not standing up when he arrived at the ceremony.

After reprimanding them in harsh tone, he commanded them to stand up, and after they obey him, he asked them to sit down.

Flaying Obasanjo over his outburst against the monarchs, Afenifere said that the former president, who holds the traditional title of Balogun of Owu in Ogun, has violated tradition.

Rising from its meeting in Akure, Ondo State residence of its leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the group, in its communique, said as arrowheads of Yoruba culture, tradition and values, the royal fathers deserved respect as next in rank to the gods.

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