The official installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land has been fixed for January 13, 2018.
In a statement issued by Femi Adepoju, the Director of Media And Communication to the Aare Designate. “The palace of the Alaafin Of Oyo, The Iku Babayeye Ikeji Orisa, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has scheduled the installation ceremony of the Aare Ona Kakanfo designate, Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo for the 13th of January 2018”.
Otunba Gani Adams was proclaimed the 15th Aare Ona kakanfo by the Alaafin on the 15th of October.
Explaining the Choice of Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, said the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, was chosen as the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland after considering his antecedents as a Yorubaman who had exhibited passion for defending his people, their culture and tradition.
The monarch explained that Adams was courageous and bold whenever he stepped forward to defend the Yoruba race.
He said, “the choice of Adams was well thought out before a decision was taken. He has shown enough charisma to deserve the honour. “If you have been observing him in the past many years, Adams attends all Yoruba festivals, irrespective of where they are held. He also promotes our culture through so many means including his annual Olokun festival.
I picked him because he loves the Yoruba race and all the culture and tradition of our people. He has contributed immensely to upholding them. Whenever he attends these festivals, he goes with a large entourage and financially, he is always responsible for the cost. He does not attend in order to benefit financially. He may be young but he is also very bold and courageous. These are traits synonymous with an Aare Ona Kakanfo. Adams is a Yoruba cultural enthusiast”.