Oodu’a group warns against threatening North

The Oodu’a Peoples Frontiers (OPF) yesterday condemned the alleged threats by the Oodu’a People’s Congress (OPC) to the North for contesting the National Assembly leadership sharing formula announced by the National Working Committee of the All-Progressives Congress (APC).

The OPC had warned northern politicians against blackmailing the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, over the leadership of the National Assembly.

But speaking in Lagos yesterday, convener of the group, Moses Odewale, urged the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to distance himself from those it described as agents of destabilisation operating in various guises and instead concentrate on governance and the task of nation building with justice and equity for all.

He urged Tinubu to ignore OPC, noting that it would pitch him against his most reliable traditional political allies. Odewale, however, maintained that the threat by the OPC does not represent the views of the Yoruba nation.

“Whether OPC, Afenifere or any other group from any region wants to believe it or not, available facts and figures prove that the North is majorly responsible for the emergence of Asiwaju as APC flag-bearer and to his eventual victory at the polls.

“We cannot forget so quickly that eleven APC governors of Northern Nigerian states stood firmly against all odds and ensured that power moved to the South, and to the South-West in particular, which paved the way for Tinubu’s emergence”, he said.

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