I’ll promote Yoruba culture, unity – Gani Adams, new Aare Ona Kakanfo

I’ll promote Yoruba culture, unity – Gani Adams, new Aare Ona Kakanfo

Otunba Gani Adams was yesterday installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III at Durba Stadium, ancient Oyo town, Oyo State.

Adams, who had been in seclusion since Wednesday evening till Saturday morning undergoing traditional rites, came to the venue of the swearing-in in white attire with a white cap, white pairs of shoes, red royal beads on neck and eyeglasses to match.    

     He arrived in company with his entourage to the warm embrace of monarchs from different parts of Yorubaland, including the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, Deji of Akure and Timi of Ede, among others.

  The installation ceremony kicked-off at 2p.m with the arrival of the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Following the initiation process, Alaafin pronounced Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland and subsequently presented him with a staff symbolising the power of Sango (the god of thunder). Thereafter, gunshots rent the atmosphere at regular interval.

Alaafin later led the new Aare Ona Kakanfo to an enclave, where he was made to carry some white calabashes. As he carried each calabash, he pronounced blessings on the Yoruba race. And on each occasion, he mentioned the names of his predecessors from the first Aare Ona Kakanfo, Kokoro Ngangan of Iwoye Cotonou, to the last holder of the title, the late M.K.O. Abiola.

This was in the presence of other monarchs in attendance who assisted Alaafin to perform the initiation rites on Adams, which journalists were not allowed to cover.

Adams, in his acceptance speech, said the promotion of Yoruba culture and unity of Yoruba race would be his priority, promising to launch Aare Ona Kakanfo Foundation any time soon.  He also used the occasion to call on the Federal Government to attend to uncompleted federal roads in the South West, which include Ibadan-Ilorin Expressway, Lagos-Badagry Road, and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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