A negative report is swirling around the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams as his estranged ex-Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Akanni, accused him of being after his life.
Akanni, who was Adams’ Personal Assistant for over a decade was promoted to his Chief of Staff after the leader of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, took the reins of power as Aare Ona Kankafo.
At the moment there is tension between them, a situation the public gained insight into after Akanni via a statement he posted on his Facebook page entitled: “My life is in danger” accompanied by video of him in a fight with alleged hoodlums.
In the post filled with innuendoes suggesting his ex-boss was behind his alleged ordeal, he wrote in part: “Ever since I left oga (referring to Adams), I have moved on with my life, so I do not know why I should be a target of elimination by certain elements.”
In another Facebook post, he also posted a picture of his on a sickbed.
One Alh Dr Maruff Olarewaju, the National president/coordinator of Oodua progressive Care initiative, may have added fuel to the flame via a statement he released in which he pointedly accused Adams of making attempt on Akanni’s life through alleged goons.
Olarewaju wrote: “It’s highly condemned able(sic) , totally rejected and unacceptable the attacked on formal Chief of Staff to Aree Gani Adams by Gani Adams thugs call OPC members in lagos on 5th of June 2019
It worth(sic) of note that Prince Segun Akani who was P.A to Gani Adams for almost 15 years before he was appointed by Gani Adams himself to become his chief of staff after Gani adams was installed as Aree Ona kakanfo in Oyo.
“Segun Akani who devoted most of his life time to serve Gani Adams and loyal to him more than any other coordinating council members in Adams fold suddenly turn(sic) into Adams best enemy because of his stand against Gani Adams satanic rule as Aree Ona kakanfo.
“It has become Adams way of life to resulted into phiscal(sic) attack and violence on anybody stand to correct him on his devils attitude, Still fresh in memory of new era opc members when Gani Adams order his thugs to attack Comrade Shina Akinpelu in Ibadan a year ago. If Gani Adams is not cup and call to order by Yoruba leaders, gani adams may successful set yoruba land on fire as he did in 1999 to 2001.
“Gani Adams should explain why Segun Akani was sacked by him in first place, when you know that Segun is a material and a person to recon(sic) with why did you asked him to go? it has become Adams styling of life when you departed with him he will be looking for your dawn fall or call for your head at all cost.
“We are now call and inform the entire world especially Yoruba leaders and security agencies, that if anything ungodly happen to Prince Segun Akani and any others person who has departed with Gani Adams he should be call to account and responsible for the actions.
“Moreso, the position of Aree Ona kakanfo need(sic) to be spell(sic) out for Gani Adams, the activities and work of Aree Ona kakanfo.
“Is highly unfortunately that Iku Baba yeye installed Gani Adams as Aree onakakanfo at a time when violence is no more fashionable anywhere in the world and Gani Adams knows nothing than violence.”