The President of the leisurely Frederick Fasehun’s faction of the Oodua Folk’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, has lambasted the dilapidated Chief of Military Workers, Total Abdulrahman Dambazau, for describing the crew as a terrorist organisation.
Afolabi mentioned the South-West has no historic previous of breeding terrorists adore Northern Nigeria.
He attributable to this truth described as slim-mindedness, displayed mischief and prejudice for the dilapidated Chief of Military Workers to beget in contrast OPC to Boko Haram terrorists, in accordance with a characterize by the Nation.
He mentioned: “Is that this an try to present a dog a defective name in present to dangle it? This would presumably well merely no longer work. We is no longer any longer going to succumb to this low ticket strive at blackmail and unfavorable profiling. OPC is no longer any longer, has never been and acquired’t ever be a terrorist organisation. Nobody must hyperlink us or liken us with terrorists. Now we beget never been on the area radar of terrorism adore Boko Haram because we beget now never even been remotely linked with terrorism.
“Dambazau and his likes must realise that there is no longer this type of thing as a federal character in terrorism. The South-West has never bred any terrorist organisation, least of all OPC. Some people feel that the tragedy they introduced upon their section of the nation must be duplicated in the South. Nevertheless, it acquired’t work, no longer even with the backing they are giving killer herdsmen.”
Afolabi who mentioned OPC has persisted to protect aesthetic relationship with the police, Division of Articulate Providers and a bunch of relevant companies for the maintenance of security, guidelines and present in the total South-West, alleged that Dambazau’s rhetoric and mindset describe why the directors of the Nigerian Military from the North beget persisted to take care of Boko Haram with kid gloves.
He added that such an angle has ticket the lives of hundreds of miserable troopers for nothing.
“Northern leaders beget handled Boko Haram adore a pet snake and allowed it to grow stronger as an different of killing it once and for all. What they must realise is that there is neither federal character nor quota plot in terrorism. The North must call a spade a spade and quiz its leaders to bring this gruesome Boko Haram insurgency to a discontinuance.
“It’s no longer a secret that some people turned the combat in opposition to Boko Haram into an ATM. They exploited the Boko Haram insurgency to amass big blood cash that allowed them to steal different properties in areas adore Abuja, Dubai and the US.
“A case in level is the closing #EndSARS protests. OPC operatives guarded the police stations and averted several of them from being burnt down. Loads of Divisional Police Officers, officers and males are dwelling witnesses to our patriotic bound on that occasion.”
Afolabi recalled how OPC modified into once fashioned in 1994 with millions of followers who fought for the entrenchment of democracy as section of NADECO (National Democratic Coalition).
He described OPC founder, Fasehun, as a Scottish-trained clinical physician, who, alongside with some others, had been detained and charged to court several cases but thereafter acquitted.
In step with him, the organisation has secured the lives of Yoruba indigenes and settlers in the South-West.
He mentioned, “Where modified into once Dambazau when people had been loss of life for June 12 and democracy? OPC modified into once section of NADECO. Quite loads of of OPC warriors paid the supreme ticket for the democracy below which Dambazau turned Chief of Military Workers between 2008 and 2010 and Minister of the Inner between 2015 and 2019.”
Alternatively, talking on agitations for a separatist Oduduwa Republic, Afolabi mentioned easiest the entrenchment of equity, justice and restructuring would silence such agitations.
“There will not be any longer any smoke without fire and no correct Yoruba particular person is ecstatic with basically the most fresh scenario in Nigeria this day. Agitations, whether for Biafra or Oduduwa Republic, are being fuelled by the rising scale of insecurity, the unhindered killing by Fulani herdsmen, kidnapping and poverty. OPC is no longer any longer going to head in opposition to the desire, aspiration and selection of the generality of Yoruba people on the topic.
“As Dr. Fasehun repeatedly mentioned, Nigeria have to near together to the negotiation table and beauty out a in truth people’s Constitution that will emphasise correct federalism, helpful resource alter and devolution of vitality. With out taking that freeway, Nigeria doubtless might perhaps presumably merely ruin up.”