We Stand For Restructuring, Not Balkanization Of Nigeria - OPC - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, April 11, 2021

We Stand For Restructuring, Not Balkanization Of Nigeria - OPC

... As New Leaders Emerge


The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has distanced itself from the ongoing agitation for Oduduwa Republic, explaining that it stands for restructuring of the country and not balkanization of it.

The group’s President, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, made the declaration during his inauguration as the new leader.

Afolabi who belongs to the late Frederick Fasheun faction clarified the position of the group further on the matter, saying the late founder of OPC never talked or sought "Yoruba independence."

“Let me quickly address the matter of those agitating for a separate Yoruba nation. I was Deputy President to Dr. Fasehun for over eight years. Along with many people, we undertook several projects, programmes and journeys together with Baba. In his life-time, Dr. Frederick Fasehun never spoke to us about Yoruba independence. Anyone who tells you Baba ever said so is a liar. What Dr. Fasehun was concerned about was for Nigeria to hold the sovereign national conference (SNC). Baba preached the gospel of restructuring in which the states or regions will enjoy devolution of power and resource control. That is where OPC stands. He also urged members to operate within the confines of the law in their zeal to tackle insecurity," Afolabi said in his acceptance speech.

However, Oluwabunmi, son of Fasheun, the founder of OPC, also emerged as National Secretary during the national convention of the organization.

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