National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), Gani Adams has been accused of making Jonathan lose the presidential elections and queried by the National Coordinating Council of the organisation to explain what happened to the N1.6 billion campaign fund he allegedly collected from President Goodluck Jonathan and the six million votes he promised the president.
In a press statement in Ibadan, spokesman of the Council, Comrade Adesina Akinpelu said, “one of the factors that contributed to President Jonathan’s defeat in the South-west was his romance with characters like Gani Adams.”
Akinpelu according to the Daily Trust described his purported suspension from the congress over allegation of working for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as laughable, insisting that he remained an active member of OPC at both the state and national level.
He maintained that as one of the founding fathers of OPC, he had contributed in many ways to the “liberation of Yoruba people from oppressors, and it was based on this principle that myself and some conscious members of the congress decided to challenge Adams’ decision to sacrifice Yorubas for pecuniary gains”.
While accusing Gani Adams of turning the OPC into his personal fiefdom and sowing the seed of disunity among members, Akinpelu said the National Coordinating Council of OPC will liberate the congress from Adams and will not allow him to start another war within the congress.
“It is on record that Gani Adams collected N1.6billion from President Goodluck Jonathan to work for him to be re-elected. We are not in any way against President Jonathan, but what we are against is mortgaging the future of Yorubas”, he said.
Akinpelu, expressed surprise over the description of Buhari’s victory in the March 28 presidential election as the will of God.
Akinpelu said; “Like a man who seems not to have any decency left in him; he made a fast u-turn on Buhari, the man he once detested. Now in the world of Gani Adams, Buhari has become another god to be worshiped for pecuniary gains. He described Buhari as Nigeria’s Abraham Lincoln.
“In as much as we are not against anybody or group from congratulating the new president-elect; we are only using this medium to further showcase the real Gani Adams as an opportunist using OPC for selfish purposes. Here is a man who for selfish purpose danced naked in the market square when he staged a macabre protest calling for the removal of Professor Attahiru Jega as the chairman of INEC.
“Today, that same Jega that Gani Adams called many names is now the man of the moment. The entire world is celebrating Jega for ensuring credible election in Nigeria. In decent societies, the likes of Gani Adams and his cohorts would have buried their faces in shame but because they are second-class citizens with inferior scholarships; they still think Yoruba people are fools whose collective intelligence can be toyed with”.