Aare Onakakanfo: Choice of Gani Adams well deserved — Zaki of Arigidi Akoko
By Dayo Johnson
TRADITIONAL rulers in Ondo State have described the appointment of Dr Gani Adams as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land as well deserved and payback time for his zeal in promoting the interest of the race.
Speaking exclusively with Vanguard, the traditional ruler of Adams’ town, the Zaki of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun said his appointment will unite the Yoruba to speak in one voice.
Oba Olanipekun said that all the traditional rulers of the state support the appointment by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and appreciative of the gesture bestowed on one of the illustrious sons of the state.
He said: “We are appreciative of this kind gesture and well deserved appointment of the Aare Ona Kakanfo, Gani Adams by Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. The appointment is a payback for his promotion of the Yoruba interest, culture and tradition. We believe the new Aare Ona Kakanfo will solve the problems of the race. He is a fearless fighter of the Yoruba cause.”
The monarch expressed optimism that Adams will bring to play his cultural experience with the new and revered position.”
He pointed out that the title, which is a sign of good works, will serve as a fillip to other sons and daughters of the race who are desirous of upholding the core values of the race across the globe.
Oba Olanipekun recalled the tireless struggle of the OPC leader for the emancipation of the race and his contributions to the validation of the annulment of the June 12 election believed to have been won by the late MKO Abiola.
He said that all the six traditional rulers in Akoko areas of the state have pledged to pray and ensure his tenure brings the desired development among the Yoruba.
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