The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Tuesday threatened that he would place a curse on politicians frustrating the struggle for the Yoruba nation.
Adams noted that some political office holders in the region have infiltrated the struggle for the actualisation of the Yoruba nation.
The former OPC leader stated this at the weekly O’odua Peoples Congress Stakeholders meeting, held at the Oodua House in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday.
The Aare accused some prominent politicians, including someone he referred to as “our senior brother in Lagos”.
This is coming after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and other leaders of the party in the South-West rejected calls for separation of Nigeria, called for unity.
He accused the prominent politicians of betraying the Yoruba cause for “true liberation”.
There are claims that some agitators of the Yoruba nation have been bought over with a contract by the Federal Government.
Adams in his reaction said the disagreement between the agitators of Yoruba Nation is caused by “agents that are being paid to frustrate the liberation movement”.
He 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 O’odua Repubic. 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 our legitimate rights that we are determined to live and die for and we wouldn’t waiver in our beliefs and determination to liberate our race.
“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.”
Aare in a statement released through his media aide, Kehinde Aderemi, titled, ‘Yoruba nation’s struggle infiltrated by politicians- Gani Adams’, said he would curse those instigating crisis in Yoruba land.
“I will continue to curse them repeatedly for seven days because they deserve nothing but the wrath of God and that of the Yoruba ancestors,” he added.