OPC National Coordinator, Gani Adams Now Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo (Generalissimo), head of warriors of Yorubaland.
Personal Assistant to Adams, Segun Akanni who confirmed the development on Sunday declared that the OPC leader was happy to be honoured with the prestigious Yoruba traditional title.
Akanni said, “Yes. It is true. We just received the appointment letter this evening (Sunday).”God has done it. Thanks and honour be to Almighty God, the creator of Heaven and Earth.
“As from today Sunday 15th, October 2017, that man with many chieftaincy titles, The proud Son of Arigidi Akoko, the National Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress, the Convener of Oodua Progressive Union, the Founder of Gani Adams Foundation, the Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, the Chairman/CEO of Donyx Global Concept, Aare Gani Adams becomes the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland .
“Special thanks to His Imperial Majesty Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Olayiwola Atanda, the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye Yeye”.
The acclaimed winner of the June 12th 1993 presidential election, Late Chief Moshood Abiola who died on July 10, 1998 was the last holder of the prestigious Yoruba traditional title.
Abiola succeeded Late Samuel Ladoke Akintola, the then Premier of the defunct Western region who was killed on January 15th, 1966 during the first Military coup.
Since the demise of Abiola in 1998, the position of the Aare Ona Kakanfo, had been vacant until Sunday.

Author: News Editor

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