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Monday, 8 January 2018

Gani Adams To Be Officially Installed As Aare Ona Kakanfo On Saturday


The new Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, Chief Gani Adams will officially be installed on Saturday, January 13 at Durbar Stadium, Oyo State.

However, the final rites for the installation will begin on Wednesday, according to a statement from Adams’ media office.

According to the statement, Adams will be in seclusion in Oyo from Wednesday.

Adams, the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo, was appointed by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II on October 16, 2017, and replaces Chief MKO Abiola, who died in 1998.

The statement read in part, “Also in 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 installation ceremony on Saturday and provide guests and users of the ever- busy Ibadan – Oyo – Ogbomoso Road with traffic diversion and parking arrangements.

“Among the several dignitaries expected at the ceremony are the Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); the President of the Senate , Dr . Bukola Saraki; the Speaker, House of Representatives , Mr. Yakubu Dogara ; and the Ooni of Ife , Oba Enitan Ogunwusi.

“Also expected are the 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. ”

Gani Adams is the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) which has prese

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