The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has disclosed that he warned Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Igboho Adeyemo that his methods are wrong.
Addressing a gathering in a video seen by Naija News, the Yoruba high chief stated that most of the methods being adopted Sunday Igboho are wrong but he would not abandon him.
He faulted Igboho’s threat to forcefully reopen the borders, adding that claims that 1,000 policemen would not return if they invaded his house was uncalled for.
Gani Adams, however, appealed to traditional rulers, governors and leaders of the Yoruba race to rally around Sunday Igboho and save him from being prosecuted or killed.
“I beg the Ooni of Ife, the Alake of Egba and all other Yoruba leaders. If a son offends his father, the father will forgive him. Let us unite to use another method for our liberation. We are not saying we should adopt Sunday Igboho’s method,” he said.
“Most of Sunday Igboho’s method are wrong. I told him that his methods are wrong. But God has used him on the agitation for Yoruba Nation. He has played his own role and he will still play more roles. We should not let him be killed or persecuted.
“As the Aare Onakakanfo, I am begging you. Assuming he and his followers had not insulted me before, you will say that is why I’m saying this. But a leader without the spirit of forgiveness is an enemy of God. I beg the governors too.
“Sunday Igboho should caution his talkative followers so that they won’t put him into trouble.”
He stated that he warned the agitator that those people surrounding him are agents of a politician in Lagos, adding that he advised Igboho to train his trusted soldiers than to hire mercineries.
“You supporters, you have done enough. Don’t cause more damages to this freedom fight. Let the elders wade in. Even if any Oba or leader talk against you, don’t abuse them. Let’s begin to preach our gospel to win more souls,” Gani Adams said.
“You said you wanted to go and open border. That will be the beginning of war. You don’t need to say that. It will be counterproductive. You don’t have war materials, you were molesting the Army, counterproductive. You said if 1,000 policemen visited your house, hardly will 100 return. You don’t need all that. Propaganda should not be too much in self-determination.
“I beg all Yorubas, let’s rally round him and support him.”
Adams vowed to back Sunday Igboho, the same way some Yoruba leaders stood up for him during his ordeal in 2001.