Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, has issued a warning to the factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, to keep off his agitation from South West following notice of observing a sit-at-home order in Lagos.
This comes following reports thar Simon Ekpa hinted in a tweet on Wednesday of plans by IPOB to replicate the sit-at-home order in Lagos.
“Tell Gani Adams that Biafrans in Lagos have rights to use sit at home civil disobedience to demonstrate that they are not happy and also that they are very important and will not allow any intimidation going forward,” he tweeted.
“You can’t dictate how they must protest against the injustice being done to them by the Islamic state of Nigeria by not releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu among others injustices.
“Biafrans in Lagos will embark on sit at home if MNK is not released.
“We are not doing it to please you.
Reacting to the purported planned protest, Aare Gani Adams in an interview with The Tribune said such moves by the outlawed group cannot be tolerated in the south west.”
The revered Yoruba leader cautioned the IPOB group to desist from repeating the mistake that led to the Civil War and drop the move which he described as counterproductive.
He said: “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.
“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.”