- Former president Obasanjo, 84, earned Nigerians' praises as he is pictured on his knees paying homage to Ogiame Atuwatse III, the 37-year-old new Olu of Warri
- Many said Obasanjo's action despite his age and political status shows he has great respect for tradition
- Tsola Emiko, the new Olu of Warri, was crowned on Saturday, August 21, amid a colourful display of tradition
In a photo posted on Instagram by a social media influence, Ubi Franklin, the former president is seen on his knees, despite his age, paying homage to the new Olu of Warri who was crowned on Saturday, August 21.
Obasanjo celebrated his 84th birthday in March while Tsola Emiko, the newly crowned Olu of Warri is 37.
Many Nigerians on social media have hailed the former president for his deep respect for tradition despite his age and political status.
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Popular comedian, Seyi Law (@seyilaw1), commented on Instagram:
"Chief Obasanjo has always been a man that revered ROYALTY. It is our culture and we must preserve it. Long may the king reign and live."
Wale Jana (@walejana), said:
"Obasanjo was first head of state when he was 39. He knows the grace. This picture is heavy."
Dr. Dipo Awojide, FHEA (@ogbenidipo) said:
"A solid traditional man. Obasanjo, a solid man. 25 or 38, he will bow to you if you are a King."
Omenai Newman (@bigfarouzzy) said:
"Respect for the crown. Africa have a beautiful culture sha."
Che Guevara (@khvnlh3) said:
"Say what you have to say about Baba OBJ, but when it comes to culture and tradition, baba knows his onions..."
Omoba Tsola gifts himself luxury cars
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Omoba Tsola Emiko, now the Olu of Warri, gifted himself two brand new customised cars, a Rolls-Royce and Bentley 2021 model, for his coronation.
The customised Rolls-Royce was planned to be used to usher in Emiko as the new king.
If things went as planned, the new king also rode from his seclusion to Warri Club in the Rolls-Royce on the day of his coronation.