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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Aare Ona Kakanfo: I’m not afraid to die


Days after he was announced by the Alaafin of Oyo as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has said he was ready to bear the new title without any fear of death irrespective of the myth behind his new title. Besides, Adams said his new title would moderate his level of activism with a promise other prominent leaders of the Yoruba race like former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Adams, who spoke yesterday in Lagos explained that his new title had placed a fatherly role on him as such he must be seen to be in good accord with all and move forward the Yoruba race.
Also revealing that he had earlier taken 52 chieftaincy titles before the new one, Adams narrated how the mantle fell on him, recalling that the process started last February after he had been approached by some prominent Yoruba leaders. Downplaying the myth of mysterious end of past holders of the title, Adams said death was apportioned to all as such he had no fear of death.
He said: “The attribute is not about wealth but about the ability to lead and I have over six million people supporting me in the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC). “I have charity organizations that help the people.
I spent over N250, 000 everyday on the people and I am not poor although I may not be as wealthy as the late Chief MKO Abiola when he bagged the title. “I am now 47 years-old and old enough to rule the nation. So, the Aare Ona Kakanfo is a position I can bear very well with the support of God and the people.”
Meanwhile, a former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has felicitated with the National Coordinator of Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Ganiyu Adams on his confirmation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. According to Kalu, the choice of Otunba Adams as the new Field Marshal of Yorubaland was not only in the interest of the Yoruba nation but Nigeria at large.
The former governor in a congratulatory letter extolled the virtues of Otunba Adams, adding that the OPC leader will use his new position to strengthen peaceful co-existence between the Yoruba people and other ethnic groups in the country. Kalu also used the opportunity to congratulate the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on the emergence of the new Aare Ona Kakanfo while praying to God to give the revered royal father wisdom in steering the affairs of the Oyo Empire.
To the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111 deserved commendation having waited for 19 years before picking a replacement for the post vacated by the MKO Abiola.

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