OPC says it supports the national conference.
The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, has alleged that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians are working against the planned National Conference.
The National Coordinator of the Congress, Gani Adams, said this in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. He also affirmed the OPC’s support for the conference; saying the conference will go a long way to solve most of the problems that bedevil the country.
“The Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, a cultural cum self-determination group set up to promote the socio-cultural values of the Yoruba nation and protect its interest within the Nigerian nation, hereby reaffirms our support for the National Conference initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan,” the statement read.
The OPC leader said it is ‘disheartening’ that some Nigerians are out ensure that the conference does not hold.
“We hereby restate our commitment and resolve and that of true Yoruba nation to participate in the National Conference… We also hold the view that any section or people opposed to this opportunity to put an end to the problems militating against the growth and development of Nigeria are nothing but retrogressive elements whose only agenda is the imminent break-up of the country,” Mr. Adams said.
He compared the National Conference to South Africa’s former Truth and Reconciliation Commission; saying the conference will avail the ethnic nationalities the opportunity to correct “the inequities of constitutional Unitarianism, political feudalism and economic vandalism that are presently the order of the day in our nation”.
Mr. Adams warned against any attempt by any person or group to incite the military to rebel against an elected government.