Founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), New Era, Rasak Arogundade, has claimed that Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, is Nupe and not Yoruba.
He alleged that Adams’ ancestral lineage was traced to the tribe traditionally called ‘Tapa’ in Niger State.
Arogundade, also known as Saddam, said this in a video posted by Asabe Africa TV on Facebook.
He said years ago, they travelled with Adams to Ondo State and they got lost, as he could not locate the road to Arigidi Akoko, his hometown.
He disclosed that they had to return to Akure, the state capital, after wasting about three hours trying to locate the place.
According to him, the story of Adams’ true origin came to light after he was arrested in 2005, when they were making efforts to secure his release.
Arogundade said they approached the king of Arigidi Akoko who told them that the name of Adams’ grandfather was Adamu, but the Aare Ona Kakanfo changed it to Adams.
Speaking further, the founder of OPC new era stated that Adamu was accused of theft in Epemi, a community he had settled in, and was banished.
He mentioned that after the banishment, Adamu was accommodated in the corridor of the palace by Saki Arigidi, Oba Olanipekun.
Arogundade said the part of the place Adamu stayed was called ‘Isale Tapa’, where slaves and other palace servants lived.
He said the monarch later gave Adamu a place to live close to the palace, after his people traced him to the community.
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