- For not greeting Ooni of Ife very well, Afenifere has criticised Bola Tinubu
- The association said Tinubu should have given the monarch his due respect when they met recently
- According to Afenifere, even Obasanjo prostrated to greet the monarch
Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has kicked against alleged disrespect of the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu was accused of not giving the revered traditional ruler his deserved honour when they met at the coronation ceremony of Oniru of Iru, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal.
In a picture, the APC leader was seen sitting down while talking with the traditional ruler.
According to the BBC, Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of Afenifere, said though politicians are powerful than traditional rulers, Tinubu should have respected the crown by at least bowing to greet him.
Going further, he pointed out that a few years ago, former president Olusegun Obasanjo was pictured prostrating to greet the king.
"We are Yoruba people and we must give honour to whom honour is due. We must not say that because we are not in a civilised world, that does not mean Tinubu should sit down while Ooni is standing up to greet him.
"For Obasanjo to prostrate for him, we must not say we cannot respect him," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Afenifere kicked against the call by the Senate for the constitution review, describing it as a ritual every four years without tangible progress to show for it.
The group who disclosed this at a virtual meeting presided over by its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, insisted that restructuring is the only way forward for the country,
Legit.ng had also reported that amid the coronavirus pandemic, killings, kidnapping and banditry, the Yoruba Summit Group declared that nothing would stop Nigeria from impending collapse if the country is not restructured before 2023 general elections.
The group in a communique signed by Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo said that the ship of the country is veering off precariously into a precipice, adding that Nigeria is at the very edge of political subsidence.
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