Former President Obasanjo’s Gesture: Prostration Before Olota of Ota

Obasanjo’s Respectful Gesture Surfaces Online

A video capturing former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s humble act of prostration before the Olota of Ota has recently emerged online.

This courteous gesture was made during a courtesy visit by Obasanjo and his delegation to the monarch at his palace in Ota, Ogun State.

A Sign of Respect

This noteworthy display of respect follows an earlier incident in which the former president commanded traditional rulers in Oyo State to stand during an event.

During the inauguration of the 34.85km Oyo-Iseyin road in Oyo State, Obasanjo, in the presence of Governor Seyi Makinde, called on the traditional rulers to rise, emphasizing that while there is profound respect for the traditional institution, sitting Governors or Presidents hold a superior position, and respect must be accorded accordingly.

Obasanjo’s Remarks on Democracy

Beyond the act of prostration, former President Obasanjo shared his thoughts on democracy during the event.

He expressed his belief that a democracy founded on high unemployment rates is destined to fail.

In his address, he urged leaders to embrace a form of democracy that promotes prosperity for the populace rather than one that inflicts suffering on the people.

Obasanjo’s visit and his gestures of respect serve as a reminder of the significance of traditional institutions and the importance of promoting prosperity and well-being within the democratic framework.

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