By Akeem Abas
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the brand new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams have stated that the unity amongst Yoruba is sacrosanct.
They spoke on Saturday in Oyo after Gani Adams’ set up because the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Adams was put in 19 years after the demise of the 14th Aare Ona Kakanfo, the businessman and politician Chief MKO Abiola.
NAN stories that the standard rites have been carried out on Adams by the Alaafin earlier than he was put in because the Aare Ona Kakanfo
Adeyemi stated that disunity amongst Yoruba little kids should be discouraged, saying it has affected the race so much.
The monarch, who tasked Adams to make sure unity among the many Yoruba, has stated he picked him as a result of Adams loves the Yoruba race, its tradition and custom.
“He has contributed immensely to upholding them. He has proven sufficient charisma to deserve the honour. He could also be younger however he’s very daring and brave.
“Gani Adams is a cultural fanatic who initiatives and defends our race wherever he goes. These are traits synonymous with an Aare Ona Kakanfo,’’ the monarch stated.
Adeyemi dismissed insinuations that occupiers of the place die younger, including that they’ve invoked the spirit of the ancestors to grant him lengthy life and the race unity.
According to him, “I’ve put in two Aare Ona Kakanfos because the Alaafin and I don’t need to set up one other earlier than I be a part of my ancestors.
Adams acknowledged that he was not happy with the extent of unity in Yoruba land, pledging that he would do extra as a bridge-builder.
Adams known as on the south-west governors to unite for the development of Yoruba no matter their political affiliations.
“It is 558 years in the past that the primary Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Kokorogengen of Iwoye was put in. I do know that a lot is predicted of me.
“My appointment is a problem, contemplating the facility and glamour delivered to the place by the 13th and I4th occupiers, Late Chief S. L. Akintola and Late Chief MKO Abiola respectively.
“I take into account myself fortunate as a result of there was no struggle ravaging the Yoruba nation now, besides the gradual extinction of Yoruba tradition and values which should be urgently protected and preserved,’’ he stated.
He known as on the federal authorities to make sure good street and rail community in addition to electrical energy to spice up the tourism potentials of the nation prefer it operated in some nations.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara for his or her assist.
“I need to guarantee you all that I cannot disappoint you on my new function. I’ll set up Aare Ona Kakanfo Foundation and web site for the projection of Yoruba tradition and values.
“I’ll give scholarships to Yoruba youngsters to help their training as a result of training is mild. I promise to protect and defend Yoruba tradition and values,’’ he stated.
He pledged to work with conventional rulers and leaders throughout Yoruba land to foster the specified unity.
Earlier, Archbishop Emeritus Ayo Ladigbolu, Chairman, Committee for the Installation of Aare Ona Kakanfo stated that there was want for the structure of ‘The Kakanfo Directorate Council’ made up eminent and credible Yoruba leaders.
“This would help the Kakanfo to efficiently deal with the problems of peaceable co-existence amongst numerous ethnic nationalities, non secular tolerance, nationwide reorientation and civic accountability.
“It can even assist him on South-west integration, re-invigoration of the satisfaction of place of Yoruba language and tradition in addition to different urgent points,’’ he stated.
NAN stories that Adams, whereas performing the standard rites used 15 calabashes to wish for unity and peace for Yoruba race and Nigeria.
The calabashes used belonged to 14 former Aare Ona Kakanfo and his personal calabash.
NAN stories that the occasion was attended by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, outstanding Yoruba conventional rulers, eminent Nigerians throughout political divides, Yoruba Socio-cultural teams and a bunch of nicely wishers.