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Obasanjo condemns supremacy tussle among Yoruba monarchs

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Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo (left) and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu-Adetunji during the official visit of new Olubadan to the former president at his resident in Abeokuta …yesterday PHOTO: MUSILIMU AREMU

Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo (left) and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu-Adetunji during the official visit of new Olubadan to the former president at his resident in Abeokuta …yesterday PHOTO: MUSILIMU AREMU

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday condemned the supremacy tussle among Yoruba monarchs, describing it as “a distraction, which could result in setback in governance.”

Obasanjo, who spoke when the new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, paid him a courtesy visit at his Presidential Hiltop Abeokuta residence, noted that good governance and welfare of their subjects should be paramount to them.

The former President explained that the monarchs should jealously guard the honour accorded to their offices and also demonstrate mutual respect for each other.

His words: “I think that what is more important is to give good governance to the citizens and also have mutual respect for ourselves. When I was President and even now, I usually accord respect to all presidents, particularly to the ones with small populations.’’



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