Yoruba Council Worldwide: Obasanjo must apologize to monarchs

The Yoruba Council Worldwide (YCW) has called out former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to apologize for his actions during the commissioning of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH)‘s College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Natural Resources, on Friday.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly tongue-lashed a host of Oyo monarchs for not giving a standing ovation when the governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde and himself climbed the podium to give their addresses.

The Yoruba Council Worldwide described his actions as sacrilegious and disparaging to the Yoruba people. They urged him to tender his unreserved apology or face traditional and legal consequences. 

This development was made known on Saturday by the YCW president,  Oba Oladotun Hassan at a press conference. The press conference was held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Abuja.

The Council has promised to rally youths and market women against Chief Obasanjo for debasing the Yoruba ancestral heritage. Also, they hope to set the records straight that Chief Obasanjo is no longer a president. Therefore, he should quit showing off deceitfully as one.

The YCW Secretary General, Siyanbade Adekanmbi has called on the president of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to help preserve the royal institutions and call Chief Obasanjo to order.  He further lauded the president for having great respect for royalty. The president had exhibited this during his recent visits to the Awujale of Ijebu land Oba Sikiru Adetona and Alake’s Palace.

As of the publication of this article, there has been no response from Chief Obasanjo’s end.


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