Aare Gani Adams reveals why he will never reconcile with Obasanjo
Otunba Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland on Tuesday has stated that he does not have a reason to reconcile with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Gani Adams noted that his guarding angel will not forgive him if he reconciles with the former president.
This statement was made by Aare Gani Adams while speaking at a press conference in his Omole residence in Lagos.
Adams berated the former president who cast aspersion on his character.
Recall that some reports claimed that a reconciliatory meeting between Obasanjo and Adams held in the Lagos residence of a notable leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo.
Adams, who is also the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, was arrested during Obasanjo administration in September 2001 by the police for alleged violence in some parts of the country linked to his group.
Reacting to the viral reports, Obasanjo in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi after the meeting on Wednesday said he didn’t visit the residence of Adebanjo for a reconciliatory meeting with the Aare of Ona Kakanfo.
He said, “I have no quarrel with Gani Adams, but for his past way of life which was not in accord with my standards and principles. I have in the past, both in government and out of government, refused to grant Gani’s request to visit me.
“If at all anybody feels I have a quarrel with him or her that needs reconciliation, such reconciliation will, no doubt, take place in my residence in Abeokuta only.”
In his reaction at a press conference today, Adams said he had yet to understand what Obasanjo meant by “his past way of life.”
He said, “I don’t know what baba Obasanjo meant by my way of life. I agree with him that we don’t have the same character because he’s not a progressive. Obasanjo will not like the character of any progressive Nigerian. I have never at anytime requested to meet Obasanjo as he claimed. I initially didn’t want to attend the meeting when Chief Ayo Adebanjo told me. But I decided to honour the invitation because Chief Adebanjo is one the Yoruba elders I respect so much.
“He (Obasanjo) stated in his statement that whoever feels he needs a reconciliatory meeting with him should come to his residence in Abeokuta. I don’t have the need for any reconciliatory meeting with him. That one has been foreclosed. I cannot even go to his house.”
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