NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Why Gani Adams was chosen out of 25 shortlisted as Aare Ona Kakanfo — Alaafin

By News Express on 16/01/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 3,544

•Aare Ona Kakanfo, Dr. Gani Adams
•Aare Ona Kakanfo, Dr. Gani Adams

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has disclosed that the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was bestowed on Dr. Gani Adams because of his passionate commitment to the protection of the culture and territorial integrity of Yorubaland.

Oba Adeyemi made the disclosure during a thanksgiving service on Sunday at St Mary's Catholic Church, Oyo to mark his 47th year on the throne.

He disclosed that out of 25 candidates shortlisted for the title, Adams was found to have paid dearly and earnestly for the interest of Yorubaland

Oba Adeyemi said: “The benchmark of selection was not hung at the sentinel of political engagement, solidity in terms of gold, wealth or fortune; neither was it on the number of properties acquired on global pedestal. But on agrarian and blind engagement of those who have abused and abusing, those who have infringed and infringing on the territorial and cultural territory of Yoruba.

“Whatever methods employed by him and his association, the fact still remains that there was a counter balance check valve which sent jitters down to the spines of the irrational irredentists who hitherto thought that they can make mincemeat of Yorubaland.

“And for his bold steps at ensuring that Yorubaland was not desecrated or lorded over both by blue collar miscreants, ethnic irredentists and he paid dearly for it.”

Adams, Oba Adeyemi pointed out, “has been poignantly consistent in fighting for the protection of Yoruba. He was for many times humiliated, disgraced, manacled and jailed. It is natural for you either to hate, love and dislike him. However, the truth must not only be told that he was there when the Yoruba needed a person who is bold, strong and ready to lay his life for the defence of the heritage.

“After he came first at the examination and scrutinisation by men and earthly beings, his appointment as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo was also subjected for approval and subsequently sanctioned by the gods and all the elemental forces in the firmament.

“We also ensured that the three religions being fervently practiced by the Yoruba prayed and endorsed his appointment. Thus, we find it expedient to be here today not only to give and pray to God through Mother Mary, the Holy Virgin for my 47th year on the throne, but also for the successful installation ceremony of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.

“The role of an Aare Ona Kakanfo both in the peace and war period is not a deal for the lilly or jelly-livered or for a spineless fellow. It is the consignment of a man with a lion's heart and an eagle spirit, which we have found in Aare Gani Adams.”

Source News Express

Posted 16/01/2018 05:06:27 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
14 players killed as team bus collides with...

No vigilance group, party insignia on elections day...

COINCIDENCES: Between Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Spain) and...

Akwa Ibom signs MoU on Industrial Park

Jega: Reps warn Jonathan

MOSOP chiefs warn of imminent crisis in Ogoniland...

Boko Haram: 1,200 perish in 7 months

Christians flogged outside mosque for violating sharia law...

Zinox attains Intel Platinum status

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid...

The trouble with Nigeria — Saraki

Abia demolishes kidnap kingpin’s house and hotel

 

Latest News BREAKING: Blow to Oshiomhole as IGP orders suspension of Edo APC Mega Rally 4 Nigerians, 11 others charged in US for $18m fraud scheme Tension in Edo over APC mega rally •Angry youths shake Benin City, set bonfires NUJ declares support for Punch Editorial on Buhari Yes, Wike has conquered River State, but there is hope — Tone Princewill 14.3m Nigerians addicted to drugs, says health minister 45 doctors dump Anambra Teaching Hospital Nigerian bags 3rd highest national British honour The military that conquered Nigeria in 1966 still in effective control – Opadokun Army says video on soldiers killing work of IPOB Six people killed in Rivers community – Police Two INEC staff bag 21 years each for collecting bribe

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (571,635 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,517 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,460 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,460 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,802 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,151 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,287 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,367 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,808 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,333 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,996 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,371 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,620) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,157) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (498) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,321) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (514) News (55,167) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,882) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera