The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land and National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, is a prayer warrior and can pray for two hours, his Chief of Staff, Segun Akanni, has disclosed.
Akanni made the disclosure in an interview with The PUNCH in a reaction to the controversies raised by the congratulatory letter written to Adams by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Adeboye had congratulated Adams on his installation by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, in Oyo town on January 13, 2018.
Some critics had faulted Adeboye’s action, arguing that he should not have had any dealing with the traditionalist.
But Akanni said such critics did not know that Adams had a Christian background.
He said, “If you see where Gani Adams prays to God with his Holy Bible, you will fear and ask, ‘Is this Gani Adams?’ He has his Christian temple in his room. If you’re in doubt, I will take the photograph and send it to you.
“People doubt if Baba Adeboye can write such congratulatory letter to Aare Adams because of his background. The congratulatory letter came from the RCCG Headquarters. Can we forge such a letter? No, we can’t.
“The letter is from Baba Adeboye. I swear in the name of the Almighty God. Pastor Sam Adeyemi (of Daystar Christian Centre) and many other pastors also sent letters to congratulate Adams.
He added, “You see, majority of our critics cannot serve God the way Gani Adams serves God. Otunba Gani Adams! He is a prayer warrior; the man prays a lot. He can pray for two hours non-stop. Gani Adams will lock himself inside his room and start praying.
“What some people don’t know is that he has a Christian background. People see him based on his past but it was due to the circumstances then when the OPC was under serious attacks by the police, armed robbers and other criminal elements when we started the struggle.”
He said Gani Adams had sponsored over 50 pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, adding that after his pilgrimage to Mecca in 2017, Adams would travel to Jerusalem, Israel this year.