By Glam & Essence
The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has debunked reports circulating on social media that he snubbed the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at an event.
The rumour was sparked by a video which captured Gov Adeleke playfully snubbing the Ooni when the monarch stretched his hand to greet him.
Though the governor returned to greet the king, many claimed his action was disrespectful to the Ooni.
Reacting to the outrage the video has generated online, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, in a statement, said it was the work of agents of the opposition, who had doctored the video to mislead the public with a false story.
According to Alimi the statement, “The attention of the Osun State Government has been drawn to a doctored video being circulated on social media by agents of the opposition and fake news peddlers.
“Governor Ademola Adeleke and Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II enjoy the best of relations, as evident by the cordial exchange of pleasantries at the Palace of Osemawe of Ondo at the coronation of Senator Olubiyi Ajagunla.