The video of Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, initially refraining from shaking hands with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja, has sparked mixed reactions on social media.
In the circulating video, Governor Ademola Adeleke initially appears to ignore shaking hands with the prominent Yoruba Monarch, the Ooni of Ife, and then proceeds to greet others.
In another clearer video, Governor Adeleke is seen returning to shake hands with the Ooni of Ife before heading to his seat.
The viral video has sparked several reactions on social media. Some accuse the governor of disrespecting the Ooni of Ife, while others suggest it could be a mistake, and he may not have seen the royal in the first place.
Some defended Governor Ademola Adeleke, suggesting that the Ooni of Ife stretched his hands too far, and that it was time for the monarch to show more respect for himself as king.
Some viewers stated that the issue had been resolved since Governor Adeleke eventually returned to greet the Ooni of Ife, while others claimed that there still seems to be an underlying tension between them regardless of the full video.
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rashdimu: It seems he was offended because Oni reached out first.
naija_rich_kids: Why did he initially refuse the handshake?
de_damsel_supermarke: Why did Oni initiate the handshake? People should advise our King to show more respect.
oyinsauzy: He must greet others in the presence of the king.
ogunmola321: The man seemed distracted and not paying attention to where the king was.
olakenny7: It's embarrassing! Ooni should be more discreet. Avoid attending events that could cause such shame.