Gani Adams, the Areonakakanfo of Yorubaland, has vowed to curse politicians who discredit Yoruba nationalism.
In Adams’ view, some prominent politicians in the South-West have infiltrated the Yoruba nation’s struggle for actualization.
The Aareonakakanfo made this statement at the weekly meeting of stakeholders at O’odua House in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, according to a statement.
Some prominent politicians were specifically targeted, including someone he called “our senior brother in Lagos”.
Adams’s outburst follows the rejection of calls for Nigeria’s separation by Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s National Leader, and other party leaders in the South-West, who argued that the country requires religious and ethnic unity to progress.
Yoruba politicians have been accused of betraying the cause for “true liberation” by prominent figures in Nigerian politics.
But Adams claimed to be payed by agents to frustrate the Yoruba liberation movement, thus causing the disagreement between those working for the actualisation of a Yoruba nation.
It is unfortunate that some people are determined to weaken the spirit of the agitators. As unfolding events in the last few weeks have shown, some prominent politicians have hijacked the struggle for the actualisation of the O’odua Republic. An attempt is being made to distract us from the real and original purpose of the struggle. We are determined to live and die for our legitimate rights and won’t waiver in our beliefs and determination to free our race.
My experience in the struggle as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland spans more than three decades. I know how to win a struggle of this kind. For those who have infiltrated the struggle, I will curse them for seven days, and if they do not heed the warnings, they are to blame.”
Gani Adams’ media aide Kehinde Aderemi said the Yoruba general also cursed those instigating the crisis in Yoruba land, in the statement titled, “Yoruba nation’s struggle infiltrated by politicians”.
According to him, he will curse them continuously for seven days as they deserve nothing but God and the wrath of their ancestors.