Nigerians online have reacted differently to a trending post on X, showing the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye sitting on the throne of Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba Francis Alao Akinbola.
The picture which was posted by the RCCG Publix Relations Department, showed the moment when Pastor Adeboye visited Orile-Igbon last week Friday with the Pastor occupying the seat reserved for the Oyo State Oba. Pastor Adeboye was in Orile-Igbon last week Friday during a church evangelism program, Let’s go fishing,’ which was held in Orile-Igbon, Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Reacting to the picture, some Nigerians online belittled the pastor's choice to occupy the reserved seat, blamed the king for allowing the disrespect to the tradition, and classified the moment a disgrace to Yoruba tradition and heritage. However, many others said there is nothing wrong with the pastor's choice of sitting on the Oba's throne. Some of the reactions read:
Reposting the photo on X on Sunday, an X user, animolenikun, wrote, “PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE stop disgracing our heritage, do your things and respect our culture pls. Don’t tarnish the name you have built, because if Yoruba stands up against all this act, you’ll surely regret it, sir.
“My stand on this is that Baba Adeboye is doing this intentionally to ridicule the Yoruba Obaship. If you feel disgusted about it as Omoluabi this is time for you to speak up. This is an abomination.”
Commenting on the post, another tweep, HilawJamal1891 wrote, “I feel the blame should be placed under the feet of Olugbon…on what basis would he stand up off his throne for Baba Adeboye? He should be dethroned with immediate effect.”
Niass204 also wrote on X, “I don’t have him to blame I blame our so-called Obas who decide to subject themselves to ridicule. Why would an Oba vacate his sit for him to sit on? That means HE the Olugbon doesn’t have respect for that seat.”
Posting the picture on Facebook, Deyemi Saka wrote, “I see nothing but pride in Pastor Adeboye. If he is as humble as you all claim, he would have declined this offer/gesture.”
One Oyebolaji Collins Adewale also commented, “Adeboye is an ordinary man and not a god, but he has placed himself in the position of a god by sitting on the throne of a traditional king. It is not in doubt that God comes first but Adeboye is not god.”
People tweeting in support of the development, however, have contrary opinions. They said:
Tweeting on X, Adeshorpeh0912 wrote, “If God said, kings will bow before you, the thought of man and its opinion doesn’t concern God. It is going to happen. This is a living testimony.
No dey whine God.”
On Facebook, Kaayleb Ihasabemon also wrote, “The Bible says we are Kings 👑 with Christ who’s the King of kings, so we can sit on any throne. Baba is in order, don’t work yourselves out with trivialities.”
Tag: Reactions as Pastor Adeboye Sit on the Throne of Oyo Monarch
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Published 12/24/2023 10:40:49 PM