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HAS OPC LOST ITS FOCUS? WHICH YORUBAS APPOINTED GANI ADAMS TO HELP THEM CELEBRATE ELEDUMARE?
‘Eledumare Festival is to celebrate God’ As the Odua People’s Congress commences the 2015 edition of the Eledumare Festival, its President and Chief Promoter of the Olokun Festival, Otunba Gani Adams, has said the event is meant to celebrate God in His totality.
The festival that began at the weekend, he said, would run for 21 days, with activities aimed at projecting the cultural and tourist heritage of the Yoruba race and Africans in general.
At a pre-event programme held in Lagos on Sunday, where stakeholders that included the Chairman of Infogem Limited, Chief Ayo Olomoko, attended, the promoter explained that the festival would underscore the universal supremacy of God.
He said, “We started the celebration of God a few years ago and the event has continued to attract more and more attention, not just from us but also from people outside of our organisation. Eledumare Festival is for every living soul to celebrate God. We have received criticism in the past for celebrating our deities but our critics now owe us a duty to join hands with us and give honour to the Almighty God.
“There is no limit to the level that we can take this festival to. Eledumare Festival is already a world class event but we need to take it into the consciousness of the tourists all over the world. This year’s celebration is not going to be devoid of the usual glamour and atmosphere of praise and worship for the God – The Alpha and Omega of our faith . We also want to use this festival to appraise the society and contribute to the growth of our nation both on the spiritual, political and economic consideration.”