A Yoruba group under the aegis of Imole Oodua group has said that the attackers of the Igbos during their voting exercise for Presidential election last Saturday at Okota axis of Lagos are not Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) members.
The group in a communique issued over the weekend and signed by its coordinator Lasisi Egberonwi.
He said that OPC is noble pan Yoruba group, established to foster the unity of Yoruba race all over the world, according to him, Yoruba are the most detribilized Nigerians with very good accommodating spirit. He stressed further that the action of one identified thug call Demola does not in anyway represent the noble cause of the OPC but his own agenda which may have been sponsored by some political interests.
The vision and mission of OPC is not to create violence in any part of country, not even on its own territory in Yoruba Land.
Those who went to disrupt the voting process can be best described as political thugs, OPC is for peaceful coexistence of the member communities, our host, the Igbos voting for candidates of their choice has not violated any known law in Nigeria.
Many of them have contributed immensely to the development of Lagos, we should accommodate them, and give them the required support to get better at what they are doing than to attack or ridicule them.
WAILERSNG.com reports that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s pronouncement may have sparked the onslaught against the Igbos who they feared that may not help their political hold on Lagos, hence played an ethnic card to suppress their votes and voices.