As the saying goes, there’s a time for everything under the sun. A time to allow politicians do what they like and get away with it and a time to be politically conscious. It appears that Nigerians have reached that point.
During the highly celebrated annual Ojude-Oba festival in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state, Senate president Bukola Saraki was one of the invited guests by Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona.
The festival which attracts people from far and near, is one of the biggest traditional festivals in Nigeria.
Saraki, who couldn’t hide his contentment when he was invited for the festival took to twitter to express his joy. He wrote:
The Ojude Oba festival, held annually in Ijebu Ode, is a celebration of the rich and colourful culture of the Yoruba people. This is why, today, it was an honour to join the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, at this year’s edition. pic.twitter.com/fVfAwccu8t
— Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) August 23, 2018
Unknown to Saraki, some Nigerians weren’t so pleased about his invitation. As this was shown during Saraki’s speech at the event and his stay there.
A lot of people were seen shouting ‘Ole'(meaning thief) as Saraki addressed the crowd and while he departed the venue.
It took the intervention of the Oba to sue for calm. The video was shared via Twitter by a user identified as @Ibrahim_Ijaola.
See video below
Listen to Voice, Saraki at Ijebu Odé Ojude Oba .
A woman scream in Yoruba language : E má bu óóó.( don't abuse him )
The Crowd ; ólé eeeeee 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂🙆♂️🙆♂️
Saraki mistakely wave but when he realise they are abusing him,he Return his Hand back to his pocket. pic.twitter.com/SGroBK5dO7
— Ibrahim Ijaola (@ijaola_ibrahim) August 24, 2018
See some reactions below
Turning up at this year's Ojude Oba has to be Saraki's biggest gaff in a minute. He suffered insults from the moment he arrived until he left. That's what happens when Dino is your political strategist. https://t.co/ioIGo131E6
— Gbenga Olorunpomi (@GbengaGOLD) August 25, 2018
Peo chant “Saraki ole!” as he tried to make a speech at the Ojude-Oba festival in Ijebu Ode.
Knew a time wld come in Nig, when politicians wld be shamed straight. It’s here.
— Susan (@SusanHenshaw50) August 25, 2018
Disgrace of the CENTURY!
Ijebu residents chant @bukolasaraki "olee" while delivering his speech at the annual Ojude-Oba Festival In Ijebu Ode. @ToyinSaraki could not hide her embarrassment! The Oba had to intervene & appealed to the people to calm down. https://t.co/D4btOrf8i9
— Asiwaju Fans (@FansofTinubu) August 25, 2018
via: INFORMATION NIGERIA