Wednesday, 8 April 2015

OPC Issues Warning Against Comments Directed At Oba Of Lagos

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has issued a warning to Nigerians against making unbecoming comments against the paramount ruler of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and warned that all those involved should desist from such unbecoming acts forthwith.

The warning issued by the OPC in Lagos today, is coming on the heels of verbal attacks being targeted at the monarch by various individuals and groups following the Oba Akiolu’s warning to Igbos living in Lagos to vote for a particular candidate. Though, the Oba had since issued a statement claiming he was misrepresented by the media; various groups and individuals have continued to express their anger at what they termed “hate speech” by the Lagos monarch.

In a statement issued by the National Coordinating Council of OPC, Comrade Monsuru Akande, it stated that the “Yoruba institutions are not meant to be trampled upon”.

The warning by the OPC was contained in a press statement it issued on Wednesday, where it also highlighted various areas in which non-Lagosians have been benefiting from the state.

In a related development, the Federal Government last night issued a press statement warning that it would no longer take kindly to intimidation of Nigerians by politicians or anyone. It a statement read by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Ruben Abati, the government said it would not take kindly to such threats.

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