A traditional ruler, the Oore of Otun in the Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, has revealed that the tradition of his kingdom forbides him from seeing his mother.
He made this revelation in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH.
When asked what ‘has the throne deprived him of,’ said, since he became the king, the traditional rules of his kingdom prevents him from seeing his mother physically.
“A lot! As we have assets, so also we have liabilities. One of the strongest ones is that I cannot see my mother physically, which is very deep because everything that I am today, it is because of my mum.
“The stool does not allow me to see her physically, but I can talk to her every day. It is an undiluted and very strong tradition.
“I cannot eat anyhow, I cannot eat publicly, most of the time, I am fasting and praying because I cannot eat within the day; I cannot make friends anyhow.
“It is a position of self-denial, but I am not complaining because my ancestors are assisting me.
“I pray with my ancestors every five days; I communicate with all the previous Oores; I talk to them one on one, and they talk to me; they guide me and the almighty Eledumare is my supporter. It is a privileged position, but it has to do with a lot of sacrifice,” he added.