The pan – Yoruba organisation, Oodua Peoples Congress, has denied the allegation that it intends to rig the April 11 gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Lagos state.
OPC described the statement credited to the All Progressives Congress’ National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, as “blatant falsehood”.
”There is no iota of truth in the statement. The OPC is neither a political party nor partisan organization. He had earlier lied that the OPC led by Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams would cause chaos and disrupt the presidential elections held on 28th day of March, 2015 by distributing Military Uniforms to OPC members. However, there was no single incident of the involvement of OPC in any disruptive tendency before, during and after the elections. Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s false propaganda will only succeed in propagating Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams soaring popularity,” the OPC’s Director of Media and Publicity, Yinka Oguntimehin, said in a statement Friday.
Oba’s anti-Igbo speech
The group has also denied that it cautioned people criticising the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu, over his anti-Igbo statement.