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Thursday, 6 August 2015

A faction of Yoruba Oodua People Congress have asked Gani Adams to resign

A faction opposed to the leadership style of the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, has called on him to immediately resign his leadership of the group over alleged partisanship, abuse of power and highhandedness.

The faction made the call after its meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, shortly after a congratulatory visit to the state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, over the election of Alhaji Waheed Odusile as the National President of NUJ.

The acting President, National Coordinating Council of OPC, Alhaji Razak Balogun, said the call become imperative in view of the vote of no-confidence passed on Adams, stating that he has derailed from the ideals and vision of the group to liberate the Yoruba nation at large.
Balogun and the other factional leaders also hinted that their faction was not out to discredit Gani Adams, but to put the record straight that members of OPC had passed a vote of no confidence on him, thereby calling for his immediate resignation before it is too late for him, adding, “he is only using the name of OPC to enrich himself.”

“Gani Adams has lost focus, he has derailed from the ideals and vision on which the OPC was founded as he has been using the OPC for self enrichment while he also believed in bloodshed to drive home his point and actualise his fraudulent acts,” he said.

Balogun added that they were not out to cause any violence as the blood of their members is not worth wasting before they can send Adams away from the OPC.

He also debunked the rumour that they were being sponsored by politicians; stressing that Adams involvement in politics which led to his collection of the alleged multi-billion naira pipeline project from former President Goodluck Jonathan without benefiting the downtrodden members of the group was an unfortunate development which called for concern by all members.

Comrade Adesina Akinpelu who was in the visiting team, also stated that the group would intellectually work to make things happen in their bids to make Adams resign without bloodshed, pointing out that he lacks respect for traditional rulers and elders of the race.

When contacted to speak on the development, Adams described the leaders as faceless and that all of them have been expelled from the group and that all their allegations are baseless.

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