Former Nigeria’s President and elder statesman, Olusegun Obasanjo Friday during a visit to the palace of the prostrated before Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The Monarch who is 41 years old while the ex-president is a septuagenarian.Obasanjo visted the Ooni in the company some of his associates, such as Femi Okunnu, Femi Majekodunmi and Oyewole Fasaweye.
He commended the Ooni for his efforts towards uniting the Yoruba race, declaring support for the move. Obasanjo, who urged other monarchs to support Ogunwusi, said unity was important for the progress of Yorubaland.
“I commend the role of Ooni in ensuring peace in Yorubaland. Continue what you are doing, especially your unity course. I am happy with the moves so far,” he said. “It is only a sign of honour for the Ooni to visit anyone.
That does not deny Ile-Ife of its position in the history of Yorubaland.” He apologised to the king for not attending his coronation, and prayed for him to succeed on the throne. Ogunwusi described his guest as a lover and promoter of the Yoruba culture, thanking him for the visit.
Back in October when the two first met publicly This is the second time that the former president would be seen publicly with the king, who ascended the throne three months ago. Obasanjo was among the guests who formally received Ogunwusi on his way to the palace after observing 21 days rituals ahead of his inauguration.