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Aare Ona Kakanfo:Final Rites Begin For Gani Adams’ Installation

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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final Rites Begin For Gani Adams’ Installation

The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday.

Since he was designated as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba La­midi Adeyemi II, Ada­ms had been engaged in several processes that will lead to his installation on January 13, 2018 at Durbar Stadium, Oyo, Oyo State.

From Wednesday, the National Coordinator of the Oodua People­’s Congress and Founder of Oodua Progres­sive Union, which is in 79 countries, wi­ll be in seclusion in Oyo town.

According to informa­tion from the Media Office of the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, the schedule of ri­tes, which will end in the wee hours of Saturday, had been drawn up by the Palace of Oba Adeyemi.

Also on the schedule of programme for the installation is a press conference to be addressed by the Oyo State Government to unveil the details of the event.

Among the several dignitaries expected at the ceremony are the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Sarak­i; the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Do­gara; and the Ooni of Ife, Oonirisa Enit­an Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

Also expected are Ob­as of the six South West States and those of Yoruba speaking areas of Kogi and Kwara States; captains of industry; and the Diplomatic Corps in Nigeria and repre­sentatives of foreign governments.

Adams, who succeeds late business mogul, Chief Moshood Kashi­mawo Olawale Abiola, as Aare Ona Kakanfo, was appointed by Oba Adeyemi on October 16, 2017.
He holds 52 chieftai­ncy titles.

As a human rights ac­tivist, he was invol­ved in the struggle for the return of Ni­geria to democracy after several years of military rule and has defended the rig­hts of the underpriv­ileged.

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