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Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe and other netizens have responded to a photo that has gone viral showing former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo kneeling and bowing before the new Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III.
Olusegun Obasanjo pays tribute to the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, earlier today at his coronation thanksgiving service in Warri.
Despite their age disparity, Obasanjo was kneeling before the 37-year-old new monarch, eliciting responses on social media.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time Obasanjo is seen paying such respect to a reverend monarch.
In March 2020, the 84-year-old former president was captured prostrating for a year 59-year-old Agura of Gbagura in Ago-Oka, Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he also paid homage to the new king.
Reacting to the photo Mercy Aigbe and other social media users applauded Obasanjo saying that nothing beats tradition.
See reactions below:
realmercyaigbe wrote; When I saw this picture, one thing came to my mind, Tradition! Nothings beats our Tradition. Long live the King @oluofwarri
officialcorazon1 wrote; OBJ is a maestro. He was in Warri today to pay homage to the 21st Olu of Warri (or Itsekiri). He exemplifies the wisdom “stoop to conquer”. He’s a networker and bridge-builder. It’s a privilege to be learning from him.
patienceyisa wrote; Culture is beautiful
tyjimiwigs wrote; Obj has so much respect. First it was Oni of Ife. Let other leaders learn from him.