April 13, 2015 – OPC Council Orders Resignation Of Leader Ganiyu Adams For Spending OPC Money To Enrich Self
The National Coordinating Council of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), has asked the National Coordinator of the congress, Otunba Gani Adams, to immediately resign his appointment in order to forestall another “internal war” within the organisation.
Speaking with newsmen in Ibadan on Monday, the spokesman of the council, Comrade Adesina Akinpelu, also asked Adams to make open, the OPC’s statements of bank accounts since March 1, 1999 when he was made the National President of the Yoruba socio-cultural group.
Akinpelu called on Yoruba monarchs and governors of the Yoruba speaking states to prevail on Adams not to cause another crisis within the OPC, saying several lives were lost during two of such internal crises fuelled by the OPC’s National Coordinator in Lagos and Ibadan in the past.
His words: “It is on record that lives of many indigenes of Oyo state and Lagosians were lost in the battles between Otunba Gani Adams and Dr. Fasheun in Lagos and between him (Adams) and Alaka in Ibadan in the past. We will not allow him to shed any blood in Ibadan or Lagos again. Any attempt by him to cause another internal war within the OPC, the battle will be taken to Arigidi-Akoko, his hometown.
“We now know the antics of Gani Adams, and we will never allow him to have his way to start another internal war within the OPC. Just as OPC in Ekiti state has been liberated from the shackles of Gani Adams, other state chapters will be liberated. Oyo OPC has equally been liberated. No amount of threat and intimidation from Gani Adams and his cohorts will stop me and other members of the council opposed to his tyrannical rule from upholding the truth we stand for. ”
The council accused Adams of using OPC to enrich himself and his family members at the expense of members of the organisation, saying for example, the OPC boss has registered many companies under his name using funds generated from the organization.
According to him, Olokun Foundation, which has been approved by UNESCO, is one of such avenues that Adams is using to siphon funds meant for the OPC.
“We have discovered that Gani Adams is only after his own interests and not the interests of OPC members. He has over the years used the organization to better the lots of his own family. Gani Adams never funded any of the OPC programmes or cultural festivals, but the contributions of all members are usually used to host such programmes, and yet he collects money from individuals, groups, corporate bodies and state governments without rendering any account to members of the group,” he lamented.