Otunba Gani Adams

Former Ogun state governor, Gbenga Daniel, has said the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, Gani Adams, is the greatest Yoruba man in his generation.

The former governor said he shared similar ideological views with Adams, especially in the area of Yoruba emancipation.

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This was made known in a statement issued by Adams’ Chief of Staff, Segun Akanni, on Wednesday to newsmen.

The statement quoted Daniel as expressing these views during a courtesy call on him by Adams.

Daniel said: “I welcome you to Asoludero, your second home. I want to specially congratulate you.

“I am happy with the decision of Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who many don’t know I have a special relationship with as a close friend of my late father.

“It is not misplaced to have made you the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land.

“I have come to see you as a very principled man who does not worship money; I have seen you rubbish people with money over your principled stand.

“I have not seen a greater Yoruba man in your generation, you have galvanised our people through the OPC and lately the Oodua Progressive Union now in 79 countries.

“You have become a phenomenon, a perfect example of a self-made man. We are for you.”