The former president Olusegun Obasanjo maintains his stance that he was justified in ordering monarchs to show respect to Governor Makinde. He firmly believes that the governor's position holds the highest office in the state and should be accorded the respect and dignity outlined in the constitution. Obasanjo's actions were a response to the perceived disrespect shown by the monarchs towards the governor.
The former president said this in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, and made available to journalists on Monday.He stands firm on his position, emphasizing the importance of upholding the office and the constitution.
"I respect our culture. But let us also know that there is a constitution that puts a chairman as head of a local government, a governor as head of a state, and a president as head of our country. Whatever we do must be in respect for that arrangement. I am saying there is culture and there is constitution. One must not disturb the other,” the former president was quoted as saying.