Gani Adams, Leader of the Oodua People’s Congress

Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfodesignate of Yorubaland, on Tuesday, said he would use his new position to promote the Yoruba culture and fight the cause of the Yoruba race.

Describing himself as a fighter, the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), added that he would reach out to former Lagos state Governor Bola Tinubu, and other Yoruba leaders.

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The OPC leader said this in Lagos while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday.

Adams stated that though he is not as wealthy as the immediate past holder of the title, the late M. K. O. Abiola, he is ready to use his structure to advance the socio-cultural cause of the Yoruba.

“I am not as wealthy as the last Aare Ona Kakanfo, but the structure I have today with six million followers is something that cannot be wished away.

“I am going to be a bridge-builder and promote the unity of the Yoruba race. I will reach out to people who will help to move the Yoruba race. I am going to reach out to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other Yoruba leaders.” Adams said.

He said contrary to popular belief, the title is not a death knell for anybody chosen.

“Most men given the title were war generals. The myth that all the Aare Ona Kakanfo ended in tragedy is not true. We shouldn’t allow such a myth to cast a shadow on the good office of the Aare Ona Kakanfo.

“I am a fighter. You must understand that death is a product of God. I have been fighting for many years and will work to promote the Yoruba agenda,” he added.

He, however, said he would tone down his radical approach to issues.