I’m totally in support of Oduduwa Republic, says Gani Adams
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has said he is totally behind Yoruba activists calling for secession and establishment of Oduduwa Republic.
Adams, made his stance on self-determination known in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
He added that the creation of Oduduwa Republic is non-negotiable.
“Whatever they want is what I also want. But we are supposed to ask where our kings, leaders and politicians are going because I also want the Oduduwa nation,” Gani Adams said.
“There are many activists around the world who say they want the Oduduwa Republic. Never will I be the enemy of the Yorubas, and we do our virtual meetings and it is obvious that our people want the independence of the Oduduwa nation.”
Gani Adams attributed the heightened calls for secession from different quarters of the country to the failure of the security chiefs which has led to the growing insecurity across the nation.
He described the current state of security in the country as unfortunate.
“It is the fault of security chiefs who have failed in their responsibilities to protect citizens, that is why people are agitating for the creation of Oduduwa nation but if the security forces join hands together with the citizens, we will be assured of strong security.”
He said although insecurity problems affect all the states in the country, it has been worse in some regions in the past six months.
Gani Adams said he has started working together with different groups and there are plans to protect the people of the South-West region against kidnappers and bandits.
According to him, the meeting has started yielding good results.
“We have written letters to all the Obas in Yorubaland, and I signed the letters alongside members of the Oodua Peoples Congress and security guards to report any issue of insecurity,” he said.