Chief Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, finally reacts to the statement released by the former President of the country Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who said the Aare Ona Kakanfo isn’t his type of person and doesn’t meet his standards and principles based on his past way of life which was the reason he refused to grant his request to visit him at his residence in Abeokuta.
This all started after media reports had claimed that the pair had met at the residence of the notable Afenifere’s leaders house chief Ayo Adebanjo. Due to the reports, OBJ released a statement through his aide Kehinde Akinyemi, saying he didn’t visit the residence of Adebanjo for a reconciliatory meeting with the Aare of Ona Kakanfo.
Chief Gani Adams, who is also the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, was arrested during Obasanjo administration in September 2001 by the police for alleged violence in some parts of the country linked to his group.
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In his reaction at a press conference today, Aare Gani Adams said he had yet to understand what Obasanjo meant by “his past way of life.”
“I don’t know what Baba Obasanjo meant by my way of life. I agree with him that we don’t have the same character because he’s not a progressive. Obasanjo will not like the character of any progressive Nigerian. I have never at anytime requested to meet Obasanjo as he claimed. I initially didn’t want to attend the meeting when Chief Ayo Adebanjo told me. But I decided to honour the invitation because Chief Adebanjo is one the Yoruba elders I respect so much.
“He (Obasanjo) stated in his statement that whoever feels he needs a reconciliatory meeting with him should come to his residence in Abeokuta. I don’t have the need for any reconciliatory meeting with him. That one has been foreclosed. I cannot even go to his house.”
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