The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba LAMIDI ADEYEMI, on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, GANI ADAMS, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
The position was held last by the late MKO ABIOLA, who died in the detention camp of the late military dictator, General SANI ABACHA, in 1998 for refusing to trade his presidential mandate for freedom.
In June this year, there was an indication that ADAMS could be named the new Generalismo of Yorubaland by the monarch but the OPC leader refused to neither confirm nor deny the rumour.
But Alaafin, who confirmed the declaration to one of correspondents in a chat on Sunday night, said that a letter of appointment had been issued to ADAMS during Alaafin’s 79th birthday celebration.
Mr. SEGUN AKANNI, who is the Personal Assistant to ADAMS, also confirmed the appointment on Sunday evening.