The National Coordinator, Oodua Peoples Congress, Otunba (DR) Gani Adams, has said the group would not support any of the presidential candidates contesting the February presidential election.
The OPC leader, who was represented by the group’s Assistant General Secretary, Lasun Ogunfowokan, said this in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Friday during a quiz organised by the group for students in the state.
He stated that OPC was not supporting any of the presidential candidates including Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buahari (retd.).
He said, “We are not partisan. The OPC led by Otunba (DR) Gani Adams is made up of freedom fighters. We are not supporting any of the presidential candidates.
“But we’re calling on all our members and other Nigerians to go and collect their Permanent Voter Cards to enable them to participate in the general elections.”
He urged the Yoruba people, who are dominant in South West Nigeria to be united and shun politics of bitterness for development to continue in the region.
Speaking earlier at the event, he accused some members of the ethnic group of relegating the language to the background, saying it could make their culture go into extinction.