By Toba Adedeji
Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has tasked the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams who was recently appointed as Aare Ona Kakanfo to curb kidnapping and ritual killing in Yorubaland.
The revered monarch made this request in a statement made available to OSUN DEFENDER by his press secretary, Mr. Alli Ibrahim.
Describing Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi’s choice of Otunba Adams as appropriate, Oluwo said there can not be any better time to appoint Generalissimo of the Oyo Empire other than now.
Oluwo said, “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.
Gani Adams, he said, his primary duty is to defend Yoruba race, her people and culture against oppression.
” You must do all within reach to curb kidnapping; curtail incessant killings of mostly the students for rituals by Alfas, Pastors and Ritualists; stopping Offering of human part as sacrifice; Promoting modernization of sacred places and modernization of sacrificial tools to community development projects such as road patching, borehole, human empowerment.”
“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 and culture that accept human being as sacrifice.
Oluwo concluded that the appointment of Otunba Gani Adams will liberate the Yorubas from poverty of mind that has beclouded the sense of reasoning, for accepting offering a child that may grow up to be president of this nation to deities.