THE Oluwo of Iwo land Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi has tacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for ordering traditional rulers in Oyo State to stand and greet Governor Seyi Makinde.
At the inauguration of some projects in Oyo on Friday, Obasanjo knocked the monarchs for not showing respect to Makinde.
Oba Akanbi, however, reacted in a statement on Saturday by his press secretary Alli Ibrahim, noting that the former president’s action was tantamount to desecration of Yoruba traditional stools.
The Oluwo said, “I trust myself and my stool. At death, there are certain things my soul will not take let alone when alive, active and kicking. I only blame the monarchs who stood in obeisance to such an ignoble and desecrating of traditional institutions from the old man. Respects should be earned not demanded.
“Traditional Rulers respect their subjects too. There is a way respect is accorded to people of old age and position by monarchs. Kingship is an institution of God. As such, relating with kings requires a high sense of modesty, courtesy and respect.