Yesterday we told you about how the Oba of Lagos – Oba Rilwan Akiolu humiliated Ooni of Ife, a couple of days ago when he refused to shake his hand and waved him off at a public event.
The video of the incident has since gone viral, with many Nigerians calling out the Oba of Lagos’ actions as immature.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi – The Ooni of Ife had addressed the shade for the first time ever! Speaking via the Palace’s Director of Media, he said he won’t stop according anyone their due respect.
The monarch’s exact words,
Nobody should castigate anybody for doing what he did because of the position he holds and because of his age… Ooni would not stop to accord his colleagues and every category of people the respect they deserve. The Ooni of Ife is not ready to make any official statement over what happened between him and the Oba of Lagos. He still holds Oba Akiolu in high esteem and what happened yesterday will not stop the Ooni from holding him in high esteem.
“Because of his age”..Ooni’s classy response was sprinkled with a bit of shade.