Thursday, 26 February 2015

Only Few Yoruba Elders Are Against Jonathan’s Reelection - OPC Leader, Otunba Gani Adams

National Coordinator, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams said the decision to cancel the February 14 and 28 elections was a good omen for the country because if the elections have been held, Nigeria would have been in crisis by now. He dismissed the insinuation that the Yoruba people do not want Jonathan to return to power.

South West and Jonathan reelection bid

  We don’t need to deceive ourselves. The main group in Yoruba land, Afenifere has spoken. Afenifere, the political arrowhead of Yoruba people has declared support for Jonathan. Even Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the owner of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has endorsed Jonathan, even before Afenifere. I don’t have any problem with Buhari but I have serious problem with the people that surround him. I am talking of no other person than Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. For the four years of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), they shut their doors against our organization. Definitely if this group has access to the central, they will shut more doors. Most importantly, the Afenifere have endorsed Jonathan, the OPC have endorsed Jonathan; the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Accord Party (AP) which happened to be among the main political parties in Yorubaland as well as the Labour Party (LP) have endorsed Jonathan. In the East, the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo has endorsed Jonathan and most groups in the Niger Delta have endorsed him as well. It is left for Tinubu, APC and a handful of social media to follow suit. Most religious bodies including Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) have also endorsed the president.

  But some people are calling for the head of Jonathan in Lagos, why is this so?

  I honestly don’t know how you got this information because I know that only partisan politicians in the opposition want him out at all cost. As a grassroots leader in the South West, I want to say that Nigerians in the zone want Jonathan. Nigerians especially Lagosians want Jimi Agbaje as governor. Some who never loved Jonathan now want him because of Jimi Agbaje. In a nutshell, our own independent studies show that 85 per cent of Lagosians want Jonathan.

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