The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has become the center of attention following a video that surfaced online, showing him being publicly embarrassed by Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke.
In the viral video, captured at an event, the Ooni stood up to greet Governor Adeleke, extending his hand for a handshake. However, the Governor ignored the gesture and proceeded to greet others.
The video has generated mixed reactions, with some feeling embarrassed for the monarch, while others defend Adeleke’s action by stating that the King is not expected to shake hands with anyone.
One Ade Tiwale wrote, “When you make yourself too accessible. Dem don born anybody well to shake the Oba of Benin like dis? Or Olu of Warri
One Dressers Dream wrote, “As a King in Yoruba land, know your worth. Don’t let politics ridicule you. The insults to King in Yoruba land are becoming too much lately
One Olawas Electrical wrote, “The Ooni of Ife doesn’t give handshake, he is only calling his attention by using his hand so when Adeleke will turn back he thought he his giving him and shake
One Mide Cup Of Tee wrote, “Why did the Ooni get up to greet anybody in the first place
One Tosin My wrote, “This is the height of nonsense, this Ooni sef is doing too much. A respected King should not be seen everywhere. It’s becoming alarming
One Dav Nwogu wrote, “All I see is respect. He doesn’t wanna shake hands with the king
One Frankigh wrote, “This Ooni should be taught how to carry himself in a manner that befits the prestigious office he occupies. How can a revered traditional ruler like him be standing up to shake anyone?”.