A faction of the pan Yoruba group, Odua Peoples’ Congress (OPC) has chided the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams over his remarks on former governor of Lagos state and one of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In a statement, the President of one of the factions of the OPC, Razak Arogundade, described Gani Adams’s verbal attack on Tinubu as unfortunate and very disrespectful.
Otunba Gani Adams is the founder and national coordinator of the OPC.
Arogundade said the Oodua People’s Congress (New Era) is dissociating itself from Gani Adams’ vitriolic and ill-advised attack on the person of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“We not only condemn Adams’ disrespectful action but also advise him to go for training and counseling on how a true ‘Omoluabi’ should relate and comport when addressing or dealing with elders.”
He said the group was compelled to issue the statement following the deluge of reactions that followed Adams’ disrespectful comments, stating that many of which, by association, impinged on the name and character of OPC.
“We here again stress that Adam’s comments are his personal opinion and should not be regarded as that of the OPC as a collective entity. Our advice also goes to Adams to heed this advice and to seek forgiveness from Tinubu -as that was among the allusions in his unguarded outburst- in order for peace to reign in the house of Oduduwa. We give this advice, knowing that this is not the first of such unguarded reactionary behaviour which we believe was a personal and deep hatred for the person of Asiwaju Tinubu,” he said.