Security operatives bars Alafin, Olubadan from inauguration of Lekan Salami Stadium.

Written by on September 2, 2021

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji left the Lekan Salami Sports Complex in anger on Wednesday evening after security operatives deployed at the entrance of the newly remodelled stadium prevented them from going in.

Report says the prominent traditional rulers had gone to the stadium with their aides but the security agents stopped them.

It was learnt that the 82-year-old Alaafin and the 93-year-old Ibadan monarch were made to wait for almost 30 minutes as the security agents at the gate were said to have insisted that just one of the aides would be allowed to go in with each of the monarchs.

According to an eye Witness There was pushing and shoving at the gate and the monarchs left the venue in anger.

The spokesman for the Olubadan, Chief Adeola Oloko, when was contacted on the telephone, confirmed the shabby treatment of the royal father to newsmen.

Oloko said the monarch did not have anything against Governor Seyi Makinde, who he said, did a wonderful job but blamed the overzealous security agents for what he called lack of discretion.

The spokesman for the Alaafin, Bode Durojaye, also confirmed the incident to newsmen.

Credit: Punch


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