What are we supposed to call this? Proof of supremacy or test of power?
It had always been a concern and a topic of argument among people of the Western Nigeria as to the hierarchy of Monarchs in the region. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has been dragged through the mud in another humiliating gesture by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
In a video captured, it was seen how Oba Rilwan shunned the Ooni’s handshake gesture. Could he be holding a grudge against him or it was just an unruly act?
The Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife. Why? What happened? pic.twitter.com/dDtc0Zoftp
— T. Rankïn' ? (@AfroVII) April 25, 2017
See the reactions that followed:
Oba Akiolu should be prostrating to Ooni of Ife.
— SloaneRanger (@Ha99ibal) April 25, 2017
Eleko didn't embarrass the Ooni of Ife. He emrrassed himself and he should be ashamed. Ooni extending courtesy first shows he's mature. https://t.co/NC4wKZCPA6
— Olatunde Bakare (@Backarray) April 25, 2017
Age is not maturity, Ooni of Ife is a matured King. I respected him for that behavior. Yoruba ko no baje…
— TPL. Adebowale (@Adebowale2580) April 25, 2017