I don’t need reconciliatory meeting with Obasanjo – Gani Adams

Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland Iba Gani Adams says he has no need for reconciliation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Adams, who is also the national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, stated this at a press conference on Tuesday in reaction to a statement by Obasanjo last week discrediting reports that they both met at the Lagos residence of a notable leader of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, for reconciliation.

Obasanjo had said Adams’ past ways fell short of his principles and standards.

In response, Adams 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 any time 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 of 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.”