The Yorubas and Yoruba kingdom in Nigeria is a very strong, coordinated and organized group in Africa and in the world. Oyo empire is another powerful strata situated in south western part of Nigeria and saddled with the responsibility of protecting the Yoruba race most especially from external oppression and others.
The Alaafin of Oyo, HRM. Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi is the paramount ruler of the kingdom who usually crest the position of Aare Ona Kakanfo to deserving member in the land and previously the position of Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba kingdom was occupied by the winner of the annul June 12, 1993 election, Late. Moshood Kashimawo Olabiwoninu Abiola (MKO) and since the demise of M.K.O the seat of Aare has been vacant and Ikubaba Yeye has deemed it fit to install the National Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams to the long vacant seat.
The National Commandant of OPC, Kayode Atanda popularly known as Godos has described the action of Alaafin as the best for the Yoruba race and he further made know that Otunba Gani Adams is the best man for the job considering his contributions and impact of the Yoruba race.
The real estate tycoon made it know that members of Oodua People’s Congress are sets of responsible people who preserve and protect the rich cultural value of the Yoruba race. “It’s just so unfortunate that in this clan we condemn what we know nothing about instead of researching into it and get learned. There is no sect free from people with excesses and that is being taken care of because we are sets of responsible people”, Godos said.
He further said that, OPC is not only found in Nigeria but in 79 different countries and members in diaspora are known as OOodua Progressive Union while we back home are OOodua People’s Congress
The coordinator of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area’s Chapter of the Yoruba Group, Chief Olawale Mann (Law Mann) made known that Otunba Gani Adams’ new position will bring about oneness within the Yoruba race and even in OPC.
Law Mann told Newsmen that the faction in Oodua People’s Congress has become a thing of the past as Fedric Faseun and Gani Adams are two good people and Yoruba will continue to be in one accord.