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TINUBU USES YORUBA FOR HIS SELFISH INTERESTS — SAYS GANI ADAMS
Gani Adams, the Coordinator of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC), has accused Bola Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, of using the Yoruba as pawn in the pursuit of his selfish political interest.
Tinubu had earlier said that Adams was contracted by Goodluck Jonathan to disrupt the peace of Lagos State. Therefore, the APC leader urged residents of the state to defend themselves in case of any attack by the OPC members.
Speaking with Premium Times, Adams said that the former Lagos State governor had never pursued any agenda in the interest of Yoruba
“How can you claim to be a Yoruba leader or love Yoruba when you have never been part of any socio-cultural organisation?
“(Mr. Tinubu) became governor with the support of Afenifere but immediately he was elected he divided the group. He wants to use the Yoruba to negotiate for his selfish interests,” Adams said.
It would be noted that the former governor has severally called the Federal Government to bring Nigeria close to true federalism. The OPC leader, in his turn, said that Tinubu’s pro-federalism advocacy was a subterfuge.
“Tinubu has always criticised the National Conference convoked by President Jonathan last year.
“National Conference report includes much of the principle and content of true federalism which has always been the wish of every true Yoruba socio-cultural group. But Tinubu criticised Confab before it started. Even till now, he continues to criticise the report.
“True federalism as well as restructuring inter-governmental relations in the country to make the constituent units more buoyant and enable them to develop their own resources for the betterment of their people involves a process. And the process is the Confab. How do you then want true federalism without supporting the Confab?” Adams asked.
Speaking with journalists about Wednesday’s approval of the final report of 2014 National Conference, Adams said that it should be commended by all Nigerians, but particularly by “every progressive Yoruba man”.
He expressed his respect for Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, whom he described as “core Yoruba and good leader”, but added “unfortunately his leader is anti-Yoruba.”
Yesterday the OPC made a surprising revelation. In a statement issued by its publicity secretary, Hakeen Ologunro, the group named the people behind the attacks on its leader,Gani Adams.