What Can Stop OPC From Becoming A Full-Fledged Political Party – Gani Adams

  • Adams speaks on the reason behind a plan to become a full-fledged political party.
  • Says the country is not moving in the right direction.

The Are Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams, has said that the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) may switch from being a socio-cultural entity to a full-fledged political organisation.

The Coordinator of the OPC worldwide stated this during an event held in Lagos on Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Yoruba organisation.

Adams who further pointed that the next few months will determine whether the group will remain political, neutral or partisan, lamented that OPC has been seeking the revalidation of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, demand total restructuring of the country which has not been achieved till date.

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“Unfortunately, we have not seen any tangible evidence or sign that we are moving in the right direction,” he added.

According to him, the only thing that could stop the OPC from going partisan is for the ruling Government to heed the call for the restructuring of the country, failing which the organisation would proceed with its plan to evolve into a political organisation.

“We have tried our best in the last 25 years. There is no group in the world that started as a civil society, even as a revolutionary group, that will not metamorphose into a partisan organisation.

“In all honesty, our members are becoming tired of agitation. We have made enough sacrifice for the liberation of this country. If you are not among the people who play politics, there is no way you can change society for good.”

While acknowledging the efforts of the founding members of the OPC, Adams said the main purpose of the group remains unachieved.

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“What started 25 years ago as a movement for the validation of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, which was won by late Chief Moshood Abiola, had blossomed into the proverbial iroko tree that can no longer be uprooted.

“I recall with nostalgia, how the late Dr Frederick Faseun, Evangelist Kunle Adesokan, Mrs Idowu Adebowale, Ibrahim Atanda, and myself, among others, sat in Opeyemi Bamidele’s chambers to deliberate on the way forward, following the annulment of the freest and fairest election in Nigerian history by the then military junta.

“This came after several failed efforts to revalidate the election. Did we fail or succeed in that assignment? I will leave that question for Nigerians and the rest of the world to answer.”


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