From Ayodele Samuel Lagos
The Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Monday urged the newly proclaimed Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land, Otunba Gani Adams to use his new position to right the wrongs in Yoruba land, even as he described him as the right choice for the position.
Ooni of Ife made the submission during a visit by the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo to him in his palace in Ile Ife.
Congratulating the Aare designate, Ooni applauded his choice and prayed that God empower him to carry out the work assigned to him to do for Yoruba land stressing that there is no doubt his choice is as a result of his antecedent as a fearless fighter for the emancipation of Yoruba interests by peaceful means.
Further stressing that partisan politics has destroyed so many things, Ooni said Aare Ona Kakanfo is a warrior who has a big role to play in the emancipation and unity of his people, hence the importance attached to the title.
Responding, Otunba Gani Adams said he deliberately decided to make Ooni’s palace his first place of official visit since his proclamation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo, because of the value he attaches to Ife as his place of origin as a yoruba man and cradle of the Yoruba culture.
The Aare said the unity of the Yoruba race is Paramount to him. Thanking the Ooni for his previous support he also sought the Oba’s further support to enable him make a success of his new assignment for the Yoruba race even as he promised to further promote the Yoruba culture.