(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The wave of ridiculous abuses that are being reigned on the person of Otunba Gani Adams, National coordinator, Oodua People’s Congress, following his pronouncement as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by his Royal Majesty, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, is unwarranted and a disrespect to the royal thrown and office of the Alaafin, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
The title [Aare Ona Kakanfo] means [The Generalissimo of Yoruba race and the Field Marshall for all descendants of Oduduwa] in English language and it is a highly respected traditional title in Yoruba land.
Once the King had spoken in this respect, I think ALL YORUBAS must respect and honour the wise choice of the Alaafin. Yoruba language [Ti Oba la’se] English meaning [Authority belongs to the King].
Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Igbakeji Orisa; Kabiyesi Oba alade, ki ade pe lori, ki bata pe lese, ki ase pe lenu, ki irukere d’okini, ki e gbo, ki e to, ki emi ola yin gun ni ori ite awon baba yin ase.
Since Alaafin have spoken on the issue, I don’t have ANYTHING contrary to say on the pronouncement of Otunba Gani Adams as the next Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, as condemning the choice of the king will amount to disrespect to Alaafin and by implication means one is saying that he is wiser than the king and which is never done in Yoruba land. Yoruba language: [Oba ki I si se] English meaning [The king does no wrong]-metaphorically.
To Otunba Gani Adams, while I congratulate you on your appointment as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, you should note as our highly revered Yoruba elders say: [Sokale, gbe ru mi, ko ye eni ti o wa ni ori esin] English meaning [Come down and help me carry my load, is not suitable for one on the horseback] this is so because you will be carrying the symbol of the Yorubas, therefore, your behavior and actions must be radiated with good character, honour and integrity for Yorubas to indeed be proud of their son ,as that is what we [Yorubas] cherish the most [Omoluwabi] English meaning [A child who is the master of character].
YORUBALAND AND NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT
May God Guide Our Leaders Right
A Strategist/ Publisher
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