Aare Ona Kakanfo, a testimony to Adams’ commitment to Yoruba nationalism — Ondo govt

THE Ondo State government has described the choice of Dr Gani Adams as
the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo as a testimony to his bravery and broad-minded
commitment to Yoruba nationalism.

In a congratulatory letter, issued at the weekend, by the Ondo State
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, described
Adams as “a rare honour bestowed on him by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi

Gani Adams is an indigene of Arigidi-Akoko in Ondo State.
The statement reads: “This is a rare honour attesting to your bravery and
broad-minded commitment to Yoruba nationalism. You have, in the last two
decades, carved a niche for yourself as a courageous advocate of cultural
renaissance and a front-line defender of the interest of your people “the letter
read in part.

It stated further that “having come this far in your career as a cultural
revivalist and a leader of the famous Oodua Peoples Congress, no one was
surprised that you have been so honoured.
“It is, therefore, our fervent prayers that God will give you the wisdom to
succeed in your huge historic task of fostering unity, upholding integrity and
development of Oduduwa sons and daughters.”

Source: Vanguard

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