The video depicting Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke initially refraining from shaking hands with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja, has sparked diverse reactions on social media.
In the circulating video, Governor Ademola Adeleke appears to initially ignore shaking hands with the prominent Yoruba Monarch, the Ooni of Ife, and proceeds to greet others.
In a subsequent clearer video, Governor Adeleke is seen returning to shake hands with the Ooni of Ife before proceeding to his seat.
The viral video has sparked various reactions on social media. Some accuse the state governor of disrespecting the Ooni of Ife, while others suggest it could be an oversight, and he might not have initially seen the royal king.
Some defended Governor Ademola Adeleke, suggesting that the Ooni of Ife stretched his hands too far, and it was time for the monarch to show more respect to himself as a king.
Some viewers stated that the issue was resolved since Governor Adeleke eventually went back to greet the Ooni of Ife, while others maintained that there still seems to be an underlying tension between them, regardless of the full video.
Watch the video below;
rashdimu: Looks like he took offense because Oni extended his hand first.
naija_rich_kids: What made him decline the handshake initially?
de_damsel_supermarke: Why did Oni initiate the handshake? People should advise our King to show more respect.
oyinsauzy: He should greet others before the king.
ogunmola321: The man seemed distracted, not paying attention to where the king was.
olakenny7: It’s embarrassing! Ooni should be more discreet. Avoid attending events that might bring such disgrace.