Mild Drama At Armed Forces Remembrance Day As OBJ Refuses To Lay Wreath

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN LAYING WREATH AT THE 2013 ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY CELEBRATION IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (15/1/13)

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN LAYING WREATH AT THE 2013 ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY CELEBRATION IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (15/1/13)

There was a mild drama at the armed forces remembrance day held at Arcade ground in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo shunned the traditional wreath laying ceremony.Obasanjo who was clad in a white flowing Agbada with a traditional blue cap,  shunned the State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s  request to lay a wreath.The mild episode ensued when his name was mentioned as part of the dignitaries that would lay the wreath and he vehemently rejected after he was persuaded by the governor.

The programme was briefly put on hold as many people including the Deputy governor, Segun Adesegun, the Iyalode of Egbaland, Alaba Lawson went to beg him to lay the wreath in honour of the fallen heroes.

Informationng.com gathered that Obasanjo’s refusal to lay a wreath was because his name was not initially included in the brochure as part of those that would lay the wreath.

However, governor Amosun, the Brigade Commander, 35 Artilery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, E E John; the commandant, Nigerian Navy Seconday School, Abeokuta, M A Adetunji; and the State Chairman, Nigerian Legion, Samuel Olaosebikan among others, laid wreath for fallen heroes at the event.

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