Your action is disheartening, Yoruba group slams Obasanjo


— Demands public apology

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

Yoruba leaders under the aegis of concerned Omo Yoruba Worldwide Association, Tuesday demanded a public apology from the former President Olusegun Obasanjo for disrespecting Yoruba monarchs  at an event in Oyo state.

A statement made available to vanguard in Akure, the leader of the association, Akogun Tunde Omololu and Secretary, Dr. David O.M Bakin, described the incident as regrettable and disheartened.

The association said that ” Obasanjo’s actions were profoundly beneath the dignity of our rich Yoruba culture and tradition; they constituted a grave violation and an affront to our cherished customs.

 “It was an egregious display of arrogance and disrespect toward our revered Obas in Yorubaland.

“Our Obas hold a position of great significance, often referred to as the “Igbakeji Orisa” (next in line to the deities).

“Therefore, witnessing such disrespect towards our Obas, especially from a person of Obasanjo’s…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper