- Gani Adams, the leader of the O’Odua People’s Congress (OPC), has said he is not too young to be bestowed the title of Aare OnaKakanfo
- Adams declared that the new position will moderate his radicalism but he will not compromise
- He, however, assured that he would be good to Nigerians irrespective of their tribes
Gani Adams, the leader of the O’Odua People’s Congress on Tuesday, October 17, said his new position as the Aare Onakakanfo of Oyo will moderate his radicalism.
According to a press release sent to NAIJ.com, Adams promised to use the new position to make friends, resolve issues and fight for unity of Yoruba and the entire Nigeria.
He made the pledge while confirming receipt of a letter from the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, conferring him with the chieftaincy title.
According to him, ”This Aare Onakakanfo position will moderate my radicalism but I will not compromise.
''I am ready to make friends and resolve any issue I have with every Yoruba person and Nigerian.
“I will, as soon as possible, meet with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I will meet Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as well as Fasehun and others.
“I am ready to fight for justice for Yoruba people and for Nigerians. He gave the assurance that he would be good to Nigerians irrespective of their tribes.’’
Adams, aged 47, said Adeyemi found him worthy of the title because he was young and courageous to face any aggression.
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He said that his charisma, determination, loyalty, focus and interest in the Yoruba race played a role in his choice for the title. He added that one could be chosen for the title only as a philanthropist and a freedom fighter.
He thanked God for making it possible for him to be chosen, and pledged that he would serve his motherland faithfully.
The Aare Onakakanfo title was last held by the late Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. Abiola died in 1998.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi named the leader of OPC as the new Aare OnaKakanfo.
Adeyemi, confirmed the choice of Adams for the title during his 79th birthday celebration on Sunday, October 15.
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