The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo (Generalissimo) of Yorubaland.
The prestigious Yoruba traditional title was last held by Late Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola the acclaimed winner of the June 12th 1993 presidential election, who died on July 10, 1998.
Abiola succeeded Late Samuel Ladoke Akintola, the then Premier of the defunct Western region who was killed on January 15th, 1966 during the first Military coup.
Since the demise of Abiola in 1998, the position of the Aare Ona Kakanfo (Generalissimo), head of Yoruba warriors had been vacant until today (Sunday) when a letter of appointment was given to the OPC leader by Oba Adeyemi.
Personal Assistant to Adams, Segun Akanni who confirmed the development to DAILY POST in a telephone conversation at about 7.24pm on Sunday declared that the OPC leader was happy to be honoured with the prestigious Yoruba traditional title.
Akanni said, “Yes. It is true. We just received the appointment letter this evening. “Special thanks to His Imperial Majesty Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Olayiwola Atanda, The Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye Yeye”.
Chief Gani Adams, the new Aare Kakanfo of Yorubaland is the National Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress, and the Convener of Oodua Progressive Union.
He is also the Founder of Gani Adams Foundation, The Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation and The Chairman/CEO of Donyx Global Concept.