Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, reportedly left the commissioning of Lekan Salami Sports Complex in anger on Wednesday evening after security operatives deployed at the entrance of the newly remodelled stadium prevented them from going in.
The two prominent traditional rulers had gone to the stadium with their aides but the security agents stopped them, The Punch reports.
According to the medium, the 82-year-old Alaafin and 93-year-old Olubadan were made to wait for almost 30 minutes as 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.
An eyewitness said there was pushing and shoving at the gate and the monarchs left the venue in anger.
Spokeperson for Olubadan, Chief Adeola Oloko, confirmed the incident.
Responding to an inquiry, Oloko said: “Very true despite having the entry requirements.”
Oloko said the monarch did not have 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.
The spokesman for Alaafin, Bode Durojaye, also confirmed the incident.
He said: “Overzealousness of the security agents there prevented the Alaafin from entering. I did not go but I have just been briefed.”