Oba of Lagos , Oba Rilwan Akiolu has cleared the air concerning the viral video making rounds on socialmedia. .

The Oba says he is being misunderstood as the “ alleged snub ” is a cultural way of greeting a monarch in Lagos .

The position of Oba Akiolu was stated by one of the white cap chiefs of Lagos, Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose , who is the Opeluwa Onido of Lagos.

Ajose said the Lagos monarch did not ignore Ooni of Ife at the public function as being misconceived by people . He said Oba Akiolu’ s response to Oba
Ogunwusi was the culturally acclaimed way of greeting by a monarch in Lagos.

He added that the Lagos King is basically trying to revive the culture and tradition of ancient Lagos, which is peculiar to the State .

Other tribes also have their peculiar ways of greeting , he said.

Ajose stated : “ The sign by Oba Akiolu signifies ‘ inu mi, inu e ’ , the culture of greeting in Lagos.

“ If Oba Akiolu wanted to ignore, he would have turned his face away from
Ooni .

“ There is no misunderstanding between both highly revered monarchs
in Yorubaland .”

According to Ajose , the relationship between both
Yoruba kings is peaceful and mutual .
He said: “ Oba Akiolu was well represented at the
coronation of Ooni of Ife, which attested to the fact
that he does not disregard the office of Ooni
Adeyeye . ”
Chief Ajose said Oba Akiolu had waited till this time
to react to the issue because he had to meet with
other chiefs in the palace to rub minds before
addressing the public on the matter. He said:
“ There is no sentiment in the culture
of Lagos .
“ As we met it , that is the way we are
doing it .
“ Kabiyesi Oba Akiolu is trying to bring
back the old pattern, the old culture
we have left behind . “ What happened
that day was wrongly speculated by
the social media to disrupt peace and
order and misinterpret Oba Akiolu’ s
action .
“ We just want to appeal to the social
media to stop spreading wrong
information .
“ They should try and understand the
reason behind every action carried
out , most especially by traditional
rulers .
“ Yoruba has a very rich culture.
“ There is no quarrel between the Oba
of Lagos and Ooni of Ife. ”

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