Fresh crisis appears to be rockig the controversial Pan Yoruba socio-political movement, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) as members no longer comfortable with the leadership style of its factional National Coordinator, Otunba Gani Adams, has demanded for his immediate resignation.
The National Coordinating Council of OPC made the demand public after its meeting in Ibadan, on Thursday, accusing Adams of political partisanship, gross misconduct, abuse of power and high-handedness.
The acting president of the group, Alhaji Razak Balogun, said the call become imperative in view of the vote of no-confidence passed on Adams, stressing that he has derailed from the ideals and vision of the movement to liberate the Yoruba nation at large.
Balogun and the other aggrieved leaders also hinted that their faction was not out to discredit Gani Adams but to set the records straight that members of OPC had passed a vote of no confidence on him thereby calling for his immediate resignation before it is too late for him, adding that, Adams is “only using the name of OPC to enrich himself.”
However, the embattled OPC leader has dismissed the call for his resignation as well as allegations of power abuse leveled against him. Adams, in a reaction through Mr. Yinka Oguntimehin, his Director of Media and Publicity, branded the Razak Balogun-led group as “expelled members”. “They are faceless group and expelled members of OPC. All their allegations are baseless and empty. The National Coordinating Council under Otunba Gani Adams remains intact and solid… People should ignore them and not take them serious,” he said.
By Olisemeka Obeche