The OPC leaders praises southern delegates
The National Coordinator of the Odua People’s Congress, OPC, Gani Adams, has blamed delegates from northern Nigeria, who attended the just concluded National Conference, for the failure of the confab to approve proposals for a regional government and parliamentary system of government.
Mr. Adams, one of the Yoruba delegates at the conference, said though the southern delegates were unable to push the two recommendations through, they were united, and performed well.
He stated this on Tuesday, during this year celebration of Okota Festival at Palace Square, Arigidi-Akoko in Akoko North-West local government area of Ondo State, being promoted by Olokun Festival Foundation.
He praised southern delegates for being able to push for more power to the states.
“We succeeded in our recommendations for State police, Zonal Commission, eviction of Status of LGGs from the Constitution, now in the purview of States, and for each state to have it Supreme court,” Adams disclosed.
On how the recommendations of the Confab would be reflected in the Constitution; the OPC leader believed that this is the second stage of the struggle for a better Nigeria which led to the convocation of the Confab in the first place.
He said: “We should come out strongly as a people like we all asked for the Confab and ensure the second stage of the struggle also succeeded by supporting a referendum to implant all these recommendations into our Constitution.
“Since the era of military juntas, we never had an opportunity like this (Confab) to fashion a new course for us as Nigerians, where every aspect of our existence, affecting us as a people are deliberated upon and debated thoroughly.
“We can’t afford to lose this golden opportunity the Confab gave to us to right our wrongs and live happily and peacefully together as one people, one nation. That was why the only aspect the Confab did not deliberated upon is the unity of this country. No leader will allow a country to break in his time”.