National Conference: Saboteurs (delegates) working against Yoruba agenda —Gani Adams

Posted by News Express | 15 June 2014 | 2,903 times

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National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and delegate to the on-going National Conference, Otunba Gani Adams, has declared that some delegates from the South West have a mission to sabotage the Yoruba agenda. He made the allegation in an interview which he granted Sunday Vanguard.

According to Otunba Adams, “We have about 45 per cent of them that do not even believe in the Yoruba Agenda. I was shocked that a human rights activist, who is a Yoruba person, told us that he doesn’t believe in the Yoruba agenda, that he is a Nigerian.

“Well, we are not saying that Nigeria should break; we are talking on the basis of true federalism, which they don’t believe. They said they don’t believe in regionalism, that they came for the Nigerian project.”

Asked if delegates from the South-West do you meet often to take decisions, Adams replied: “We met but unfortunately after the maiden meeting, they told us that they don’t believe in regionalism. We tried to convince them. It even got to a time that I was trying to prostrate to some of them; I told them this is our last chance in Nigeria to liberate ourselves.

“We have some of them who said there is nothing like parliamentary, it is an old system. They say they don’t want regionalism. That is what is happening in Abuja.”

Continuing, he said: “I think some of them don’t want to associate with the Yoruba cause, some of them, based on their political affiliation, believe they don’t want people like Baba Ayo Adebanjo, Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, among others. They believe they are core-Yoruba irredentists.

“They don’t want to identify with their idea, even with people like me. Some of them are even more comfortable to argue that more resources should be in Abuja. Some of them are more familiar with Abuja than with Lagos or Yorubaland. Some governors, too, apart from Lagos State, don’t want to go back to Ibadan; they don’t want regionalism.”

•Photo shows Otunba Gani Adams.

Source: News Express

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