Gani Adams, Yinka Odumakin are thieves, fraudsters, says Gov Akeredolu

Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has thrown tantrum at two prominent Yoruba representatives at the 2014 National Confab.

The governor described the confab as a gathering of “thieves and fraudulent personalities”.

The governor also took a swipe at the paramount ruler of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Dr. Yisa Abu Olanipekun, the Zaki of Arigidi of being Fulani descent.

Akeredolu described the coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams as a mere carpenter who became successful through thuggery.

The governor, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Dr. Doyin Odebowale said this during the inauguration of leadership of the National Association of Ondo state Students (NAOSS) held at Babafunke Ajasin auditorium, Akure, the state capital.

He also said Yinka Odumakin has never achieved anything in life other than being a mere reporter to a  newspaper.

He accused leaders of Yoruba Pan socio-political Organisation, Afenifere of being largely responsible for the leadership Backwardness and Underdevelopment in Southwest Nigeria.

Akeredolu also accused the Nigerian students of contributing to the problems of the society, by sharing awards and celebrating criminals, impostors and opportunists in Nigerian leadership.

He said, “Gani Adams is a Carpenter who metamorphosed to a businessman, in the name of thuggery. Yinka Odumakin has never done any other thing in his life, apart from being a reporter in Punch Newspaper at a time

“These are celebrated frauds in the society, who parade themselves and Speak as Yoruba leaders without consulting the people they claim to lead in decision making”

He posited further by condemning the 2014 National Conference, saying “they gathered themselves together and shared billions of tax payers money, all in the name of National conference.

“And they expect people like us, who don’t have any input in their discussion to accept the Report. These are the Lilliputians that our society celebrate today”.



  1. That is why we have bad leaders due to opportunists. Make noise and become recognized. Nnamdi kanu has jioned.

  2. That’s part of the problem we have in our country, every charlatan, every Tom,Dick & Harry gets up says some rubbish, some nonsense and claims he is speaking for some people who he hasn’t consulted to know their views on issues before they arrogate to themselves the spokespersons/leaders of these people. So shameful,the conduct of these Frauds!

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