PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has urged Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, to use the office into which he is about to step for national unity.
Adams will be installed on January 13, 2018 as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo, at Durbar Stadium, Oyo town, Oyo State.
The admonition of the president to Adams, the founder of the Oodua Progressive Union, which is spread across 79 countries, was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.
Adesina said Buhari warmly congratulated Adams, the national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, on his investiture as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo on Saturday.
He then charged the new generalissimo of Yorubaland to use the position to pursue worthy goals of security, peace and national unity.
President Buhari urged the new Aare Ona Kakanfo “to bring quintessential courage, wisdom and astuteness to bear on his new office, for a more secured life for the weak, vulnerable and voiceless in the country”.
Buhari prayed that the almighty God will grant the Aare Ona Kakanfo a favourable reign.
The president also commended Adeyemi on the appointment of a new Aare Ona Kakanfo, who, he said, would assist him in the arduous task of leading the illustrious Yoruba people.
– Jan. 12, 2018 @ 14:16 GMT |