History Of OPC In Nigeria



There is strict adherence to disciplinary procedure outline win OPC’s constitution: members who carry out any one of a range of specified offences may face reprimand, payment of compensation and/or performance of useful task, suspension and expulsion. The offence listed range from acts that undermine the effectiveness and reputation of the organization, to corruption, sexual abuse, fighting and a display of religious or any other forms of discrimination.


The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) is a Yoruba nationalist organization situated in Nigeria. The Yoruba people, who live in the South Western part of Nigeria, as well as neighbouring countries such as Benin, are a large ethno-linguistic group; the majority of them speak the Yoruba language .The Yoruba constitute approximately 35 percent of Nigeria's total population, and around 50 million individuals throughout the region of West Africa.
The Oodua People’s Congress was formed in 1994 when a group of Yoruba elite, decided to form an organization to actualize the annulled mandate of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, a Yoruba who won the presidential election of June 12, 1993 but was barred from office.
Otunba (DR) Gani Adams explained: there were nine founding members of OPC comprising Tony Ugurugbe (an Ijaw man), Otunba Gani Adams, Dr. Fredrick Fasheun, Olumide Adenji, Kunle Adesokan, Idowu Adebowale, Ibrahim Abobolanwo, Ibrahim Atanda and Silus Atanda., Ugurugbe a non-Yoruba was spurred by the annulment of the June 12 election and felt that there was a need to establish a militant group that would fight to redeem and enhance the status of Yoruba race in the face of unending brazen oppression and subjugation.

Oodua People’s Congress is a non-partisan, non-religious, ethnic, social-cultural and integrated sustainable development initiative packaged and developed by Yoruba sons and daughters based on a common vision and a shared conviction with concerns in socio-economic development, political emancipation and cultural advancement of Yoruba people both at home and in Diaspora.

This Organization was set-up to star tuning and fine-tuning many cords that constitute the living environment into harmony by increasing the ability and knowledge of our people on how to live in harmony with one another, Also understand the modern concept of democratic structure, societal value and purposeful leadership. The initiative is anchored on the determination of Yoruba people to extricate themselves from the malaise of marginalization and under-development.

Oodua People Congress shall pursue the strengthening of the fabric of cohesion and integration of Yoruba land through the promotion of unity and solidarity and amongst ourselves. Hence, the organization was founded on a realization of common interest, obligations, commitments, benefits and equality under the guidance of Yoruba leaders and elders. This is to create a common platform on which our collective aspiration would be argued and established.



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