Jonathan Divides OPC, As Crisis Within Gani Adam’s Faction Deepens

imageThe National Coordinating Council of the Otunba Gani Adams’ faction of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), on Saturday, called on Otunba Gani Adams, to resign his membership of the pan-Yoruba group, because of his interest in partisan politics.
Specifically, the group accused Adams, who is the national coordinator of the OPC, of dragging the name of the congress into the mud with the anti-Jega rally which he organised and which, according to them, paralysed activities in Lagos last Monday.
National Welfare Officer of the faction, Mr Monsuru Akande, made the demand at a press conference on Saturday, saying that the anti-Jega rally which took place in Lagos last Monday “was actually not organised by the OPC, but by Adams for selfish interest.”
He said it was sad that the entire good name built by the OPC was being rubbished by Otunba Adams, calling on well-meaning Yoruba individuals and leaders to call on Adams to quit the OPC.
He recalled that Dr Fredrick Fasehun was removed as the leader of the OPC 1999, when it was discovered that he was dragging the OPC into partisan politics, leading to the emergence of Adams as the new leader of the congress in 1999.
However, in another statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Hakeem Ologunro, the OPC urged Nigerians to disregard the activities of the group that called for the immediate resignation of the national cordinator of the OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, adding that members of the group had long been expelled from the OPC.
The OPC accused the group of being sponsored by a political party as part of their efforts to win the forthcoming elections.
The statement read: “Under the guise of a group, purportedly belonging to the OPC, a former member, one Monsuru Akande, has addressed a press conference calling for the resignation of Otunba Gani Adams as leader of the OPC.
This is another failed attempt by Jonathan to rig the forthcoming elections in his favour.

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