Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo who is 82 years old has paid obeisance to 59 years old new Agura of Gbágùrá, Abeokuta, Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre at his palace.
In Yoruba culture, natives and citizens of the town prostrate to their new Oba when he is installed.
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Netizens were full of praises as they commended Obasanjo for showing respect to bow to the Oba regardless of his age. Below are some comments:
Akintunde Akinyooye: Culture and tradition is greater and bigger than any individual….so respect the throne…OBJ is respecting the throne not the person… when it comes to culture and tradition,it is a matter of the institution not personal or the person as most Nigeri…
Joel Sampsean: He respect the throne and the ancestors not him
Usman Adeleke Bisiriyu: Respect is for the throne and not the occupier, that is Yoruba culture for you.
Olushola Adeniyan: Yes Grandpa is humble by obeying the traditional rites may God continue to guide Big Daddy Obasanjo longer he leaves
Taoridi Aderemi-Badmos: It is very correct in accordance to Yoruba traditions.
Gbonjubola Loremikan Olorunnisola: Obasanjo can pay obeisances to anyone that he personally or directly influence his installment on the throne either good or bad. Let’s ask this question ” can obasanjo be humility personified to the extent of paying obeisance to Prof. Wole soyinka.
Omotosho Olawoyin: There is one thing you cant take away from Baba Olusegun, Ajasegun, okikiola Mathew Obasanjo, that is, his respect for the ori ade. He prostrated for the Oni Of Ife. Ki Eledua je ki baba o pe fun wa.
Source: www.Newzandar News