-Ifa Priest, Yemi Abore Says His Tenure Will Favour Yorubas
A prominent Ifa Priest and community leader, High Chief Olayemi Alabi has congratulated the leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams, on his appointment as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
High Chief Alabi, who is the Oluwo of Surulere Kingdom in Lagos State, also congratulated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, for following the guidelines of the Yoruba ancestors in making the right choice while breaking the 19 years hiatus in picking another nominee for the prestigious title.
He said the emergence of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kankanfo is a divine blessing for the Yorubas.
“Otunba Gani Adams posseses all the qualities required of that position and it is glaring that he has the blessings of Olodumare. His emergence is coming at the most important time in the history of the Yorubas. His tenure will bring a lot of good things to Yorubaland”, he said.
“The Aare Ona Kakanfo-elect has always been at the forefront of the fight for the course of the Yoruba people.
He truly deserves this honour. He is a man with a heart of steel and with the support of all Yorubas, he will succeed. My personal experience from my relationship with Otunba Adams leaves me with no doubt that he is the perfect choice for the position”, Oluwo Alabi (widely called Yemi Abore) said.
Otunba Gani Adams’ appointment is coming after the demise of the last occupant of the office, Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12 election, who died in incarceration in 1998.
Oluwo Alabi prayed for longer life and peaceful reign for Alaafin and has also joined other prominent Nigerians in wishing the new Aare Ona Kakanfo a successful reign.