The 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has explained the “mystery” behind the white apparels he wears.
In an interview with Saturday Sun, Adams maintained that he is nit a member of any secret society, in the face of the ambience his dressng and the mythical cukture and tradition of the Yoruba he currently defends.
His words: “As a Yoruba man, you ought to know what will suit your guiding angel. Some people are having problem in the society, not because they are having much attack spiritually, but it’s because the colour they are putting on, negates their guiding angel. The foods they are eating negates their spirit. When you couldn’t discover yourself, it will be very difficult for you to grow. It goes beyond religion. You have to discover yourself, what your guiding angel wants. In Yoruba it is called Eleda.
“First, discover what your guiding angel wants, when you are sure of that, you have already solved 80 percent of your spiritual problem, because your guiding angel will be strong to defend you. Anything we do in this world is about your guiding angel. When you wear something that negates what your guiding angel wants, he will be weak to defend you, to even bring good things to you. That is the reason I’m always wearing white, I always say this for people to learn from it. It’s not about belonging to any society. I don’t belong to any and I have been saying it in the media that I don’t belong to any society. Some of them came after my proclamation to pray for me. I told them I don’t belong to society, because if I belong to any society, the political class would have used the society to trap me.
“In OPC, we swore normal oaths as Yorubas. ‘ Eni ba da le ko ba le loo’. (If you betray you are in for it) that’s the normal oath, not by blood and not in secret. We don’t hold meetings when it’s dark, unless we run the meeting to that hour. Our meetings are in broad daylight. OPC is not a society; it’s a self determination group that fights for the interest of Yoruba. We build Olokun Festival Foundation from OPC. We diversify the activity of OPC for cultural promotion”