The Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu led government and people of Ondo State have described the choice of Dr Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo has a testimony to his bravery and broad-minded commitment to Yoruba nationalism.

In a congratulatory letter issued by the state government  at the weekend, by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, on behalf of ” government and people of Ondo state”  to the Aare Ona Kakanfo designate, the Kakanfo title was described as  “a rare honour bestowed on him by  the great monarch, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi”

Olowolabi said ” I write to convey to you the good wishes of the people and government of Ondo State over your recent appointment as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land.
“This is a rare honour attesting to your bravery and broad-minded commitment to Yoruba nationalism.

The government said Gani Adams, who is also a native of Arigidi Akoko in Ondo state, in the last two decades had carved a niche for himself ” as a courageous advocate of cultural renaissance and a front-line defender of the interest of your people ”
Stating further that ” having come this far in his career as a cultural revivalist and a leader of the famous Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), 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 ” the letter concluded
Recall also that The Governor Of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, had recently joined the list of prominent Nigerians that have sent goodwill messages to the recently proclaimed 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams.
According to Obaseki, Adams deserves the appointment based on the sterling leadership qualities exhibited as the National Coordinator of the Odua People’s Congress.
He equally said his antecedents as an advocate of the Yoruba people and commitment to the promotion of the Yoruba cultural heritage through greater cultural awareness among the people must have contributed immensely to his nomination to the most prestigious war title in Yorubaland.

In a related development, His Royal Highness, Dr. Ado Ibrahim, the Atta of Ebiraland,  also congratulated the Aare designate.
Dr. Ibrahim confirmed his intention to attend the installation of Adams on January 13, 2018.
Ibrahim, in a letter he personally signed, said: “I am highly delighted to know that by the will of Allah, the merciful and protector of all mankind, your dear people, the Yoruba people of grace and culture intend to install you on 13th January 2018 as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, as instrumented by His Imperial Majesty Oba Lamidi Adeyemi ||| (Iku Baba Yeye,Alase Ikeji Orisha).”
Dr. Ibrahim promised to reach out to the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyẹmi |||, about his intention to attend the occasion.