The Alaafin’s official Facebook page shared these photos of Mrs Buhari trying to shake the hands of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, during an event at University of Maiduguri last week. As you can see, the Alaafin refused to stretch his hands and accept her handshake. Personally, I don’t know what it means, but many suggested it was disrespectful for the wife of the president to greet the Alaafin that way.
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, commenting on the photos on Twitter wrote, “Can Aisha Buhari greet the Emir of Daura with a handshake as she is doing here to the Iku Baba Yeye, Alaafin of Oyo?
Another twitter user @segalink, wrote “Sacrilege; how uncouth can you be, trying to shake the Alaafin? Do you shake your Emirs?”
What do you guys think?
Oh and this is what he eventually did…the Alaafin grabbed both hands of Mrs Buhari, in greeting!