The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has thrown his weight behind the South-West Governors’ security initiative, known as Operation Amotekun.
Aare made the declaration on Sunday during a meeting where he appointed members of the Aare Advisory Council.
The new chiefs and members of the advisory council are drawn from various spheres of life, including the academia, professions, clergy, media and business.
The prominent activist, who is also the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), noted that contrary to fears in certain quarters, the outfit will complement the security architecture of the region, and the nation at large, as well as boost the security of lives and property in the land.
The council dispelled reports that the South-West Security Network is a military wing of the Oodua Peoples Congress, declaring that the long history of OPC vis-à-vis its contribution to regional security is not in doubt.
Gani Adams said the security operation would leverage on its rich experience to support any initiative that will help secure Yorubaland and make it a no-go area to career criminals and their tribes.
Here are the appointees:
Chief Abiodun Adewale Kuku – Otun Balogun.
Segun Sanni – Basorun.
Chief Bolanle Kuku – Erelu.
Otunba Obafemi Arowosola – Agbaoye.
Dr. Gboyega Adejumo – Gbonka.
Babajide Tanimowo – Atoloye.
Esther Oyebola – Yeye Opeluwa.
Chief Victor Mobolaji Adewale – Akingbayi.
Alhaji Gani Oshidele Wahab – Tunaarese.
Hon. Adegboyega Salvador-Adebayo – Otun Aare.
Alhaji Fatai Adeshina – Opo-Akin.
Fatai Adeshina – Yeye Opo Akin.
Akinola Osuntokun – Ajagun-Nla.
Chief Bolaji Thomas Jaji – Ikolaba.
Hon. Mutiu Olakunle Okunola – Jagun.
Bisi Tapere Wahab – Yeye Tunaarese.
Members of the Advisory Council of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland are:
Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu -Chairman.
Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN).
Prof. Anthony Kila.