Ojudu visits Gani Adams, congratulates him over ‘Aare’ title

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How to chat the course of unity and cohesion among Yoruba people to midwife a common front that would bring about rapid development in the zone formed the fulcrum of discussions as the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, paid a courtesy visit to the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress ( OPC) and the new, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Ganiyu Abiodun Adams.
The presidential aide paid the visit to the Aare designate in company with a top Ekiti All Progressives Congress, APC, Chieftain, Kayode Afolabi and a host of other political loyalists.
Ojudu who described the conferment of the Aare Ona Kakanfo title on Adams as a well-deserved one, charged him to see his new assignment as a call to higher challenges ahead.
He described Adams as a rare Yoruba man who had paid his dues in the struggle that greeted the annulment of the epoch making June 12, 1993 election which eventually led to the ouster of the military regime that paved the way for the current democracy.
“The new title of Aare Ona Kakanfo, bestowed on you is a well-deserved one. You have actually paid your dues to merit this highly revered position in that when your mates were sleeping over the challenges posed by the annulment of the annulled June 12, 1993 election, you were there in the trenches with other compatriots, fighting hard to liberate your people.
“The Aare title bestowed on you is a call to greater challenges. The Yoruba race is still far behind on the path of development. We need someone like you with the requisite energy to drive the race back to the track of liberty. This is a challenge you must use your good office to foster while we promise, not only to support you but also champion the course to ensure that the Yoruba people, both home and abroad, join hands to make Yoruba liberation a collective struggle,” Ojudu said.
Highly elated Adams also paid glowing tribute to the presidential aide for his past effort in using his career as a journalist to shape the society.
“Life is not only about money but about how well we have done in our relationship with our fellow human beings and the society. I respect your humility and good works which does not start now,” the Aare Ona Kakanfo said.
Going down memory lane, Adams commended Ojudu for using his publications, The News, Tempo and PM News to champion the course of the masses as well as his symbolic presence at his mother’s burial in 2007.

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