Former president Olusegun Obasanjo shocked everyone during a visit to the newly crowned Ooni of Ife – Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Friday Feb, 5th. OBJ who is almost 79 on seeing the 41 year old Ooni immediately accorded him all Yoruba rites by prostrating to the king, even though he is almost twice his age.
His gesture drew not only surprise but applause from all those present.
The young Ooni gave OBJ a hug and described OBJ as a someone who loves Yoruba culture and promoting it.
OBJ on his part had this to say,
I commend the role of Ooni in ensuring peace in Yorubaland. Continue what you are doing, especially your unity course. I am happy with the move taken so far. It is only a sign of honour for the Ooni to visit anyone. That does not stop Ile-Ife from its position in the history of Yorubaland.
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