Gani Adams, Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, to Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III: Yorubaland is with you

THE Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has assured the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, and the Itsekiri people that Yoruba people are always with them....READ FULL ARTICLE

Adams gave the assurances during a visit to the palace of the Warri monarch, saying Yoruba history has always shown that the Itsekiri people have their ancestral lineage in Yorubaland.

The Yoruba generalissimo said: “I am happy to be here because our history in Yoruba land attested to the fact that the Itsekiri people are descendants of our ancestors.

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“Warri is blessed with a brilliant monarch, well-connected and humble.

“Our revered sage, the late Obafemi Awolowo, while alive, gave his all for the progress of the Itsekiri people because they are Yoruba and descendants of our great progenitor, Oduduwa.

“That was why you see great people of Itsekiri like the late Pa Alfred Rewane and a few others being great supporters of the Yoruba cause.

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“The people of Itsekiri need us and we need them to keep the bond of our mutual ancestry.”

In his remarks, Oba Atuwatse, who spoke through the Ogwa Olusan of Warri, Brown Mene, expressed great appreciation to Iba Adams for his sense of history.

Mene said:

“Our language is very similar to that of the Yoruba than any other tribes in the world. We are Yoruba and our forebears came from Akure, Ode-Remo in Ijebu, Ilorin and Tapa.

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“Our ancestors are the first settlers before the arrival of the Benin. We have our history and background as a people bonded by the unique culture and traditions of the Yoruba.

“You cannot speak of Itsekiri people without remembering their ancestry as Yoruba and I want to assure Iba Adams that Itsekiri people are part of Yoruba. “We shall swim together and fulfil the destiny of our race together.”…READ FULL ARTICLE

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