The two prominent first class oba in Oyo state, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemo and Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji were barred from newly reconstructed Lekan Salami sport complex yesterday September 1, Thecitypulsenews gathers.
The two first class obas left the sport complex in annoyance when security operatives at the entrance of stadium prevented them from going in.
Sources revealed that the prominent traditional rulers had gone to Lekan Salami sport Complex with their aides but the security agents stopped them.
The reason for denying them was according to sources at entry gate says, security operatives insisted only one aides of the two monarchs would be allowed to go in with them.
An eye witness says, the 83-year-old Alaafin and 93-year-old Olubadan could not withstand pushing and shoving at the entrance gate of the venue and had to leave the venue with annoyance.
The spokesman for the Olubadan, Chief Adeola Oloko, when contacted on the telephone, confirmed the shabby treatment of the royal father to our source.
Responding to the inquiry sent to him by our correspondent, Oloko said, “Very true despite having the entry requirements.”
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 our correspondent on the telephone.
He said, “Overzealousness of the security agents there prevented the Alaafin from entering. I did not go but I have just being briefed.”
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.