The leadership of Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, on Saturday accused some “expelled members” of the party of working for the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement made available to Daily Post by Hakeem Ologunro, OPC National Publicity Secretary, he said the APC was yet to come to terms that the group had openly declared support for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to him, the unflinching support given to the Jonathan-led government by its founder, Dr Fredrick Fasheun and National Coordinator was worrisome to the opposition party. Ologunro noted that “yet again, the hawks are beginning to display their desperation as the election draws nearer”. According to him, under the guise of a group, purportedly belonging to the OPC, a former member, one Monsuru Akande, addressed a press conference calling for the resignation of Otunba Gani Adams as leader of the OPC. Continuing he said, “Funny enough, Monsuru Akande signed the so-called press release as the Welfare Chairman of the OPC.
But the man holding this position since 2007 after Monsuru was sacked had been Comrade Oluwole Iyaromi. “But for the benefit of the public, I would like to explain some points here. Monsuru Akande was expelled from the Congress for anti – party activities in 2007. Soon after his expulsion, Monsuru became a land grabber and thug to one Owo- Eye and Sons, an Estate Agent locates in Sango area of Ogun State. “Let the public ask Monsuru why he was sacked from the group, which of the zone of the Congress does he belong to and did he and his fellow rabble rousers demand the sum of 10 million from Otunba Gani Adams before he was eased out of the Congress in 2007? “It is however surprising that Monsuru and his group are coming out shortly after our protest.
We would rather advise them and their pay masters to be ready to bear the consequences of their actions. “We are not unaware that the APC Is behind the activities of these faceless groups in their desire to cause disaffection among our members. But we are sure that they will fail in every step of the way. “A similar scenario played out in Ekiti State, where a faceless group claimed it belongs to the OPC. But soon after their purported press statement, that state secretary called to dissociate himself from the statement. “We would expect more of such statements from these people until after the election. But let’s tell Nigerians now that whoever deals with these people does so at his or her own risk”