Oyo Alaafin as the Political citadel of the Yoruba is living up to its Glory as the pride of the Yoruba race.
The Alaafin as the Political Head, for the second time in his 48 years on the Throne, has deemed it fit, to cause to be, the-not-too-often-seen Installation of an Aare Ona Kakanfo!
Already and a day before the official installation, 35 Obas were in attendance, including Yoruba Obas from Benin Republic all for the Installation of The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on Saturday.
Seated here were some Obas, Chiefs and other dignitaries, all around the Iku Baba Yeye as we ponder on the Yoruba question in the context of a Nigerian failing state.
The installation of the Kakanfo is not a ceremony. It is a process that takes 7 days..
In his 7 days of indoctrination, The Aare has gone through several Traditional stages to arrive at when he can be shown openly, to people...
While I am not permitted to retell the stages, layer by layer,
But the last stage was accomplished to this point.
And we all can now joyfully say — We now have a New Kakanfo, The Generalisimo of The Yoruba Army!
It is now Otunba Gani Adams can be greeted in the manner of salutation to the Kakanfo — Loogun Ofe o!
Olori gbogbo eso kaaro-ojiire, loogun ofe oooo! Yoo ju yin se o...Ase Olodumare
Oyapote of Iwoye
Oyabi of Ajase
Adeta of Jabata
Oku of Jabata
Afonja of Ilorin
Toyeje of Ogbomoso
Edun of Gbogun
Amepo of Abemo
Kurumi of Ijaiye
Ojo Aburumaku of Ogbomoso (son of Toyeje of Ogbomosho)
Latoosa of Ibadan
Ladoke Akintola of Ogbomoso
M.K.O. Abiola of Abeokuta
There cannot be a more humbling occasion for me as the one we are in today.