How Alaafin, Olubadan Left In Anger After Security Agents Prevented Them From Entering Lekan Salami Stadium
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, reportedly left the Lekan Salami Sports Complex in anger on Wednesday.
According to reports, this happened after security operatives deployed at the entrance of the newly remodelled stadium prevented them from going in.
Sources at the scene said there were a lot of confrontations and heated conversations at the gate and the monarchs left the venue in anger.
PUNCH reports that the two 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.
The two monarchs confirmed the development but blamed it on overzealous security operatives at the entrance.
The spokesman for the Olubadan, Chief Adeola 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 inauguration of the stadium caused traffic snarl on the roads around Mokola, Adamasingba, Dugbe and the environs due to the influx of many important personalities and residents of the state to witness the ceremony and the first matches at the stadium