…As Daystar Pastor, Sam Adeyemi congratulates him
By Dapo Akinrefon
OYO — THE final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin tomorrow.
Since his proclamation as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Adams had been engaged in several processes that will lead to his installation on January 13, 2018, at Durbar Stadium, Oyo, Oyo State.•Adams
From tomorrow, the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress and Founder of Oodua Progressive Union will be in seclusion in Oyo town.
In a statement by the Media Office of the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, the schedule of rites, which will end on Saturday, had been drawn up by the Palace of Oba Adeyemi.
Among the dignitaries expected at the ceremony are the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara; and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and other traditional rulers from the six South West states and those of Yoruba speaking areas of Kogi and Kwara states.
Meanwhile, the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has acknowledged the passion of Otunba Adams, in the protection of the interests of all Yoruba people.
Adeyemi, who is from Kogi State, stated this in a congratulatory letter he sent to Otunba Adams on Monday.
The letter, which was a response to Adeyemi’s invitation to the installation of Adams on Saturday in Oyo town, was dated January 8, 2018.
The statement reads: “I write to acknowledge receipt of your letter inviting me to your installation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, scheduled to hold on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
“I commend and congratulate you on your laudable achievement in recognition of your passion to protect the interests of all Yoruba people. However, I will be unable to attend as I am out of the country on a ministerial assignment.”