The President of Yoruba Council Worldwide, Aare Oba Oladotun Hassan, Esq, has described Obasanjo’s action as indiscipline and nonchalant.
He said Obasanjo’s actions were deceitful and insulted the Yoruba cultural values.
He said: “As the President of Yoruba Council Worldwide, we have come out boldly to condemn this anomalies and devaluation of our culture, which is most embarrassing to the integrity and value of our culture.
“We know within the context of what Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said. He might have said it in order to brush his own ego. But to us, we are not going to take it from that, and we are demanding an apology from his person in an open aired press conference within the next three days (to apologise) starting from that yesterday that he committed the act.”
Obasanjo’s sends wrong message to Yoruba monarchs
Aare Hassan stated that Obasanjo’s actions sent a bad message to all the royal monarchs in Yorubaland.
He urged all the royal monarchs in Yorubaland to rally around in unity and begin to take steps to strengthen traditional institutions in the region.
When asked about the penalty if Obasanjo fails to apologise within the time frame issued to him, Aare Hassan said:
“Every Oba has their own diety and spiritual inclination. We’re using this to call their own spiritual inclination to react.
“You don’t go to Benin and begin to point at the Oba of Benin with your right finger and tell him to stand up and sit down; that’s very wrong.
Obansajo to be stripped of chieftaincy titles He stated that if Obasanjo fails to do the needful, he should be stripped of all his chieftaincy titles in Yorubaland.
Aare Hassan said any Oba that failed to strip Obasanjo of his chieftaincy would be regarded as a betrayal to Yorubaland.
He further stated that Obasanjo should realise that he is no longer the President of Nigeria. He said:
“He (Obasanjo) should be warned that he is no longer the country’s President. There are other ways you can pass your message without telling them and ordering them to stand up and sit down like primary school pupils.”
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