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‘Apologize And Make Restitution’ – Yoruba Elders Hit Obasanjo Over ‘Disrespect’ To Oyo Monarchs




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Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has urged former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to apologise to Oyo monarchs for ‘disrespecting’ them at a recent event.

Naija News recalls that Obasanjo had ordered Oyo traditional rulers to stand up and greet him and the state governor, Seyi Makinde while speaking at an event in Iseyin.

In a communique issued at the end of the meeting of the Secretary-General and State Secretaries of the group in Ado-Ekiti, signed by YCE Publicity Secretary (Secretary, Ekiti Council of Elders) Elder Niyi Ajibulu and YCE Secretary General, Elder Oladipo Oyewole, they described Obasanjo’s action as a shameful affront to the dignity of Yoruba tradition and culture.

The Elders berated Obasanjo for violating the Yoruba cultural heritage, norms, tradition and values while demanding an apology and restitution from him.

While decrying the degenerating level of acceptance of the Yoruba language, culture and civilisation, the Elders said they would embark on promoting the publication of the book titled ‘Yoruba Renaissance’.

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The group said, “The YCE takes exception to the humiliation recently meted out to various traditional rulers of Oyo State by chief Olusegun Obasanjo upon the claim of status as a former Head of State. This malfeasance constitutes a shameful affront to the dignity of Yoruba tradition and culture and thus stands condemned. He should certainly apologise and make restitution.”