Oluwo of Iwoland His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi Ikufemiloye Telu 1, has lauded Otunba Gani Adams’ appointment as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
He said: “The Appointment of Gani Adams is a right decision especially at this fragile period when our revered and rich tradition is threatened, when people are killed in the name of culture- what a serious war against humanity, at a time when ritual killings are perpetrated in the name of culture and kidnapping is trekking to Yoruba race barefooted.
” I’m glad for Gani Adam’s exposure and experience. His primary duty is the defense of Yoruba race, her people and culture against oppression. And he is widely travelled.
“My primary requests are:
– Curtailing incessant killings of mostly the students for rituals by Alfas, Pastors and Ritualists.
– Curbing kidnapping
– stopping Offering of human part as sacrifice.
– Promoting modernization of sacred places.
– Modernization of sacrificial tools to community development projects such as road patching, borehole, human empowerment etc
“I am optimistic the new air greeting the appointment of Otunba Gani Adams will liberate the Yorubas from poverty of mind that has beclouded our sense of reasoning for accepting offering a child that may grow up to be president of this nation to deities.
“Otunba Gani Adams, all these are wars that must be fought if our tradition is to be attractive once again because no child will be motivated to a deity/culture that accept human being as sacrifice.”