Sit-at-home in Lagos: Gani Adams issues warning to IPOB
Sit-at-home in Lagos: Gani Adams issues warning to Ekpa, IPOB.
The war lord of the Yoruba nation known as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has cautioned the factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, against plans to stage a sit-at-home protest in Lagos State.
Reports had quoted Ekpa as seen in a tweet on Wednesday of plans by IPOB to replicate the protest in Lagos.
Aare Gani Adams in an interview with the press said such an attempt will not be condoled, noting that the South West region is not Biafra Republic.
He also cautioned the Finland-based IPOB leader, Simeon Ekpa to desist from repeating the mistake that led to the Civil War and drop the move which he described as counterproductive.
“I can’t go to the South East now and say I want to decide for the people of that region. So, it is not possible to import the South-East agenda into Yorubaland. It would be counterproductive. We advise him (Ekpa) to drop that idea. He should not try that. The South West is not Biafra Republic. Any attempt to impose the Biafra Republic agenda will be resisted.
He should desist from repeating the mistake of the 1970s. He should be very, very careful. They are entitled to their opinion, but South West is not their Biafran region. He should be very, very careful”.
Aare Gani Adams also added;
“He should not come and impose his agenda on the South West. It is uncalled for, it is unwarranted. Although I don’t know him and I have not spoken to him, he should not bring unnecessary tension to Yorubaland. We will not accept that.”
The Aare-Ona-Kakanfo is the head of the ‘Eshos’ (Soldiers) in Yoruba land. It is a title similar to the field marshal, and is conferred upon the greatest soldier and tactician of the time. Gani Adams is the bearer of this title today.