The years dispute between Are-Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams and the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCAN), Pastor Temitope Joshua has ended, as The Are -Ona-kakanfo showered accolade on him during his Father’s Fidau prayer in Arigidi Akoko in Ondo State during the the last last weekend.
The two eminent men who have been at loggerhead for years now are sons of Arigidi in Akoko Northwest local government area of Ondo state.
According to report from various sources, during the Fidau prayer for Gani Adams’s father, Lamidi Adams at Ansar ud deen(AUD) mosque ,Arigidi8-Akoko, at the weekend, the National Coordinator of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) described the SCAN founder and himself as great sons of Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo state and Nigeria looking for the progress of the country.
He said he had visited the various projects Joshua embarked upon along Okeagbe-Akoko road, describing it as a welcome development aimed at reducing rural-urban drift in the community.
Adams said “I was not born to be a Pastor, while Joshua was not born to play my own role as Are Onakakanfo.
He maintained that there was no amount of rumour mongering that could cause friction between them, stressing that the development of their community is paramount to them.
Adams poured encomiums on the eminent cleric ,even though he was not physically present at the fidau prayer session.
On the proposed new development areas to be created, Adams assured of his readiness to be involved in the exercise for the sake of his people.
The Chief Imam of Arigidi Akoko, Sheik Jimoh Balogun described late Lamidi Adams as lover of peace who cherished his family and the community just like his son, Are Onakakanfo.
The traditional ruler of Arigidi, Oba Yisa Olanipekun hailed the two sons in the community for their strive to develop his domain.