A few days ago, 78-year-old former president Olusegun Obasanjo visited the new Ooni of Ife, and prostrated while greeting him. The Ooni is only 42.
The gesture generated online reactions including that of popular grammarian, Patrick Obahiagbon who wrote on his Facebook page.
“The OKIKIOLAKAN’s avuncular gesture of humility devoid of his De Die In Diem obtrusivity and obstreperousness is deservable of both eulogies and panegyrics and I am consensus ad idem with him that the Ooni of Ife is a non pareil epiphanic emblematization of an avatar seised of a sui generis Heirophantic mission….I wish this Ooni well and may the Celestial choir and Cosmic hosts grant him good health,peace profound,intrepidity,mental and spiritual discernment as he holds aloft his incandescent flambeau….God bless the Ooni….”
For those who know him well, the reactions to his comments are usually golden. Here are some of top ones