The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams has condemned what he described has desecration of the Yoruba culture, values and tradition by the Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan.
In a statement obtained by Newsflash247, The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, “ a few days ago, the Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, installed some characters as Yoruba Obas in the Diaspora in his palace in Ugboland” “ Such desecration of Yoruba culture and tradition was brought to my attention by One of the persons who called me, who likened likened the conduct of this monarch to ‘Sigidi’ in Yoruba culture, who, out of nothing to do or sheer pride, said it should be taken to the stream or river”.
“Millions of Yoruba were shocked when they heard that Akinruntan, installed these characters as Yoruba Obas in the Diaspora in his palace in Ugboland”.
“As the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, I swore during my installation in January 2018, to always protect the name and project the image of Yorubaland”.
“That is exactly the purpose of my intervention at this moment”.
He stated. The Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubas says “What Akinruntan did (he was even arrogant about it by referring to himself as the number one king in Yorubaland) is a complete desecration of our culture, tradition and value and I urge South-West governors, especially Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, and Yoruba monarchs to please call him to order immediately before it is too late