A drama of the absurd played out today (Wednesday) as the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abd-Ganiy Adekunle Salau were prevented by security operatives from entering into the Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
They were barred from entering the newly remodelled stadium being inaugurated today.
The two monarchs, who felt embarrassed by the conduct of the security operatives, were said to have left the venue in anger.
The kings, who were invited as very important personalities to grace the occasion, arrived in convoys with their aides.
After waiting for over 30 minutes at the entrance of the stadium, the security operatives told them that they would be allowed to entre with just one aide each.
Oyo Reporters reports the Assistant Director of Media and Communications to the Olubadan, Yanju Adegboyega, as describing the situation as very annoying.
Adegboyega said that it was lamentable that some “overzealous security operatives” barred the Olubadan and the Aseyin from gaining entrance into the stadium.
“There was nothing more that happened there. We were prevented from entering the stadium. The DSS and bouncers did not allow us to enter.
“They said that they could only allow the monarchs to enter if they could go in with just one aide. The Olubadan had no option than to leave. The Aseyin also left,” Adegboyega said.