Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has congratulated the national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams on his appointment as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, describing him as a true Yoruba son.
Adebanjo dismissed claims that people with the title do not end well, adding that it was time for the Yoruba nation to be united and support Adams.
Adams was announced as the Generallisimo of Yorubaland yesterday at an event marking the 79th birthday of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
Born in Arigidi-Akoko area of Ondo State, Adams is succeeding late MKO Abiola, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
Abiola died in detention camp of the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, in 1998, for refusing to trade his presidential mandate for freedom.
Adebanjo urged Adams to ‘bring the Yoruba nation together. The people of Yorubaland need to be united now more than ever. People who are not on our level of civilisation should not be allowed to dominate us.”