If someone declared him or herself as “Yoruba King in the Diaspora” without passing through any Yoruba traditional lines, heritage or no approval from any Councilor of Yoruba King in Nigeria is tantamount to dubious act.
This was revealed by Mr. Akinrogun Victor Adewale a Yoruba man from Nigeria during an exclusive interviewed with our reporter on Saturday where he also called on all Yoruba people to disown any person who gave Yoruba King Title to him or herself in any form.
“We did not welcome “Fake Yoruba Kings title in Diaspora” and no Yoruba People in any part of the World should just wake-up and Crowned him or herself as Yoruba King in the Diaspora which if anyone dose it, did a wrong thing,” Mr. Adewale said.
Those types of so-called Kings he went on, shouldn’t be listen to by any Yoruba people which he described as a total dubious act adding that they have never seen some one crowning him or herself as Chief of Gambian in Sweden or any other part of the world, so why someone from Nigeria will give Yoruba Kingship title to him or herself outside Nigeria.
According to Mr. Adewale, they are not fighting for anyone but what they are doing is to educate the Yoruba people in the Diaspora for them to ignore those people who crowned themselves as Yoruba King.
He suggested to all Nigerian nationals more especially the Yoruba people that if anyone who wants to become “Yoruba King in the Diaspora” must go back to Nigeria and get approval from the Council of Yoruba Kings.
Issue of OPU
Mr. Adewale explained what OPU means: Odua Progressive Union (OPU) which he said is a global organization operating in 84 countries adding that the organization was formed within seven years.
Quizzed to outlined some benefit one would get from OPU, Mr. Adewale said the benefit includes for Yoruba people to know each other through the platform of OPU worldwide, it enable all the Yoruba sons and daughters to identify their root, it enable them to interact as sons and daughters of Yoruba ethnic group worldwide, it also opens their eyes into good business worldwide, they are not fake people neither dubious ethnic group anywhere in the world and finally they are always good to each other whenever they meet as Yoruba people.
“Back home in Nigeria, we have decided to build an Odua Progressive Union Estate (OPUE) and the founder of OPU was Dr. Otunba Gani Adams who is the 15the Are Ona Kankanfo of Yoruba Land in Nigeria,” Mr. Adewale informed our reporter.
According to Adewale, OPU founder Dr. Adams gave some hectars of land to purchase at a lower prize which cannot be compare to the prizes outside adding that as at now they constructing 120 houses in that land so that every member of Yoruba Community whether you are in the country or outside can own a compound at the Odua Progressive Union Estate.
He said OPU was founded in 2011 by Dr. Otunba Gani Adams in UK and he has the highest Chieftaincy Yoruba tittle in Yoruba land.
“As I am speaking to you right now if anyone one to become a member of OPU, he or she must belong to the Yoruba ethnic group and then he or she can be listed as member of the Union straight forward,” he concluded.