Gani Adams, Leader of the Oodua People’s Congress

Two factional groups in the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) have said Gani Adams ceased to be the leader of OPC after being named the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

The groups made this known in a press statement jointly signed by Comrade Rasak Arogundade of New Era OPC and Comrade Dare Adesope of Reformed OPC, on Monday in Ibadan.

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Arogundade and Adesope insist that “the position has compulsorily retired Gani Adams as OPC leader”.

The groups, while commending the Alaafin for pronouncing Adams as the new generalissimo, also insisted that the process of harmonising all OPC factions has commenced.

They said in the statement that “In as much as we have our reservations with the choice of Adams as the new Aare Ona Kakanfo, we have no doubt in the wisdom of our father, the Alaafin of Oyo.

“We believe it is in the best interest of Yoruba race that Gani Adams, who had hitherto been a cog in the wheel of unity in the OPC has been compensated with the title of Aare to pave way for one OPC.

“The era of Fasheun OPC or Gani Adams OPC has gone forever with the new chapter that has just been opened in the history of the group.”