Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has shot down studies of “reconciliation” with Aare Ona Kakanfo, Gani Adams.
The “peace assembly” was purportedly held on Wednesday in Lagos.
In an announcement by spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo stated his go to to a Yoruba chief, Ayo Adebanjo, was not a reconciliatory one.
“It’s true that I paid a private go to to Chief Ayo Adebanjo at his residence in Lekki Part 1 on December 2, 2020 and I met Gani Adams there.
“I’ve no quarrel with Gani Adams, however for his previous lifestyle, which was not in accord with my requirements and rules.
“I’ve prior to now, each in authorities and out of presidency, refused to grant Gani’s request to go to me.
“If in any respect anyone feels I’ve a quarrel with her or him that wants reconciliation, such reconciliation will, little doubt, happen in my residence in Abeokuta solely,” Obasanjo stated.
In 2001 when Obasanjo was in energy, the police arrested Adams, then Nationwide Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC).
He was taken into custody a couple of 12 months after former Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mike Okiro, declared him needed for the alleged homicide of Afolabi Amao.
Amao was the Divisional Police Officer of Bariga police station in Lagos.
Adams was additionally accused of culpability in violent ethnic clashes within the South-West. Authorities insisted the OPC performed a serious position.
He, who nonetheless has an enormous followership in Yorubaland, was at totally different instances remanded in prisons in Lagos, Abeokuta and Abuja, the nation’s capital.