Alaafin, Olubadan Decry Ill-Treatment by Security Agencies
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, have expressed displeasure over ill-treatment melted to them yesterday by security operatives deployed at the entrance of the newly remodelled stadium prevented them from going in.
Our correspondent gathered that the 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.
It was gathered that there was pushing and shoving at the gate and the monarchs left the venue in anger.
The spokesman for the Alaafin, Bode Durojaye, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone overzealous security men, prevented the monarch from entering the stadium despite the fact that Alaafin was officially invited for the event.
Speaking in the same vein, the Spokesman to the Olubadan, Chief Adeola Oloko, when was contacted on the telephone, confirmed the shabby treatment of the royal fathers.
Oloko said the monarch has nothing 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.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in his remark at the event lauded the infrastructural development drive of Governor Seyi Makinde adding that the spate of development in Ibadan and other parts of the state was commendable.
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.