I’ll curse S’West politicians frustrating O’odua Republic for seven days – Gani Adams

Uba Group

BY FOLASHADE KEHINDE                                   

AARE Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has vowed that he will place a curse on politicians he said were frustrating the actualisation of O’odua Republic.

While reiterating that the struggle for O’odua Republic was the legitimate right of Yoruba people, he accused prominent South-West politicians of hijacking the struggle.

Adams noted that these people were bent on weakening the spirit of the agitators, stressing that he would curse infiltrators for seven days after which they would have themselves to blame if they refused to heed his warning.

He spoke during the weekly meeting of the O’odua People’s Congress, held at the Oodua House in Ikeja, Lagos.

The OPC leader said, “It is unfortunate that some people are determined to weaken the spirit of the agitators. Unfolding events in the last few weeks have shown that some prominent politicians have hijacked the struggle for the actualisation of the O’odua Republic.

“It is an attempt to distract us from the true and original intention of the struggle. But I want to say it here that the struggle to seek a new nation is the legitimate right that we are determined to live and die for and we would not waiver in our beliefs and determination to liberate our race.”

He, however, added that in realising what he described as a lofty dream, three major things must be taken into consideration.

“First, we must show enough diplomacy. Second, we must be conscious of how we generate our information and intelligence-gathering and I will surely keep the third to myself,” he stressed.

The Aare noted, “We should be diplomatic enough while addressing issues, we should work on the way we gather our intelligence reports, and we must be consistent in our quest for total freedom.

“As the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, I have put in close to three decades experience in the struggle and I know what it takes to win a struggle of this nature. So for those who had been infiltrating the struggle, I will curse them for seven days and if they fail to heed the warnings, I think they would have themselves to blame.”

“The whole thing is targeted at soiling my name and that of other monarchs in Yorubaland, but I want to say here that nothing good will come out of their attempt to soil my name,” he added.