Why I was absent at Ooni’s first year anniversary coronation – Gani Adams
My attention has been drawn to a fictitious and frivolous statement signed and circulated to the media by Soji Folorunsho, a notorious land grabber in Shomolu where he said Otunba Gani Adams intentionally avoided first year coronation anniversary of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan in order not to prostrate to the Ooni of Ife. What a stinking statement from a shallow minded person.
One would have overlooked the statement and referred to it as a rant of an ant but to set the records straight, i will like to state it here and make it known to the world that Kaabiesi Ooni of Ife and Otunba Gani Adams are always in touch, Otunba Gani Adams has met with Kaabiesi Ooni three times under a year.
Otunba remains one of Kaabiesi Ooni’s favourite subject, he believes in the gospel of unity and progress Kaabiesi Ooni is preaching to restore back the lost glory of Yoruba nation.
Kaabiesi Ooni and Kaabiesi Alaafin’s seats are bigger than any individual in Yoruba land.
At no point did Otunba Gani Adams disrespect the respected stools of any Oba in Yoruba, he’s a respecter of Yoruba traditional institutions. A staunch promoter of Yoruba cultural heritages and values.
Otunba Gani Adams’ absence at the first year coronation anniversary was as a result of the Inauguration of 77th Chapter of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) in Malaysia, which the date has been fixed over six months ago.
Whoever that has visited Malaysia would know the journey to Malaysia by Air normally takes up to eighteen to twenty two hours, depending on the hours of transit.
Before we embarked on the journey, we tried to shift the date of inauguration just to attend one of the outlined programmes to celebrate the first year anniversary of Kaabiesi but all efforts proove abortive. The OPU members in Malaysia have spent millions of naira on the preparations of the event.
Mr. Moses Olafare, The Director of Media and Communication to Kaabiesi Ooni can testify to this. I spoke with the him for about three times.
The annual Oodua Festival slated for 26th of January at the Palace Square in Ile-Ife has the blessing and support of Kaabiesi Ooni of Ife.
I, therefore, advise people to disregard any misinformation regarding the relationship between Kaabiesi Ooni and Otunba Gani Adams.
Soji and his co-travellers should be ignored as they’ve been known as enemies of Yoruba land, they don’t have any good plan for the progress of Yoruba land.
Base on the information i got from the Palace of Kaabiesi Ooni of Ife, four of them that went in to introduce themselves to the Kaabiesi Ooni as OPC Leaders during the first year anniversary were disgraced and sent out by His Imperial Majesty.
I use this medium to felicitate and congratulate Kaabiesi Ooni of Ife for a successful and peaceful reign on the throne of his forefathers.
Kaabiesi, Oododun ni Igi n r’uwe, Oododun le o ma be o, Oododun ni Agbado n y’omo tuntun. Oododun le o ma be, Obe ni n b’esu.
. Being a statement signed by Prince Segun Akanni, the Personal Assistant to Otunba Gani Adams.