Prominent lawyer Afe Babalola (SAN) has called on the Aare Ona Kankafo designate of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, to use his new office to further promote the culture of Yorubaland.
The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare, made the call when he received Adams at the university on Sunday.
“Everybody knows that you have been nominated by Aalafin as the next Ona Kakanfo,” Babalola said.
”He has come personally to give me my invitation to attend his installation. I am 100 percent in support of the appointment of Gani Adams by the Alaafin of Oyo.
“If you followed the history of this young man, he has been very dynamic, highly focused person and I think this is parts of the characteristics that made Alaafin to appoint him.
“My advice to him is that he is holding a sensitive position in Yorubaland. The position held by great people, who made Yoruba a nation. He will continue to do what others before him did, think of making the race greater and to defend its cause.”
And responding, Adams said, “I came to seek elderly wisdom from Chief Afe Babalola, who is considered to be one of the most influential people in Africa. Not only as legal luminary but as somebody who has done a lot to unify the Yoruba nation.
“I am here for his advice. He has taught me a lot about the history of Yoruba race. For you to be put in an influential position and you don’t know the history of Yoruba, you will not be resourceful. He has taught me even post installation agenda because it is one thing to be installed as Aare Ona Kakanfo and it is another thing to perform in that position.”