The tennis club had held its annual conference earlier in the evening And the Ooni's entourage was part of the guests alongside other personalities such as former Kano State Governor Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the AtaOja of Osogboland Oba Jimoh Larooye 2nd and a host of others.
A Camera Man employee of a Media Consulting firm Kunle Bowade was said to have missed the convoy due to carelessness on his part. The information on filtering to the ears of the Ooni while on the move saw to an abrupt halt of the entire convoy as commanded by the royal father just after Oke Fia round about towards Alekunwodo. All efforts by the team to get His Majesty moving were rebuffed as He insisted He would leave no one behind.
Even after explaining the young man could easily find his way to Ile Ife; the King stuck to his gun. When the Ooni wouldnt budge, the team was forced to place repeated calls to the missing staff phone instructing him to pick a bike and join the waiting convoy.
Dayo Fasola David, Director of Vid-vision Media the media consulting firm whose staff it was that got left behind disclosed to newsmen that in all her almost two decades experience working with ViPs, She had never seen one so humane, Gracious , highly compassionate and kind hearted.
''Today became a lesson further in humility for me once again. As it is absolutely unheard of of a ViP to stop a motorcade and wait in line on the highway''.
Ooni's spokesperson Comrade Moses Olafare noted that has always been Baba's style as he treats everyone equally. He loves and accepts everyone.