Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Kwara State has disclosed that after the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Congress would continue to exist and wax stronger.
It also condemned claims of a group under the aegis of Agbekoya that says it would phase out the Congress and Afenifere in Yoruba land saying, the group lack memory of history and did not remember most of the tough periods both OPC and Afenifere had passed through and survived in Nigeria.
OPC in a statement made available to journalists in Ilorin yesterday by its Coordinator, Comrade Abdulsalam Maruf, noted that the group are faceless and could not claim of any developmental projects that have imparted on the lives of the Yorubas.
According to him, “Attention of the Oodua People’s Congress has been drawn to a media release from a group of faceless Agbekoya members, who erroneously professed that the Oodua People’s Congress and the pan Yoruba group- Afenifere have lost relevance.
“Ordinarily, we would have disregarded this hatchet job from the Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos State based group of people, who have found great pleasure in licking the boots of their political paymaster but for the sake of posterity and to prevent millions of Yoruba sons and daughters from being misinformed, we decided to respond to the media balderdash.”
He further that, “Let us begin by calling the attention of the public to disregard the activities of this group of people. Their formation and operations have not in any way demonstrated the dream, vision and the strong commitment of the authentic Akoro, Ibadan, Oyo State Agbekoya.
“Let this group of people come out and tell the world of their contribution to the development of agriculture and the welfare of the general populace. Have they ever staged any meaningful festival, symposium or workshop on the development of agriculture?”.
“The Lagos Agbekoya should henceforth desist from maligning the names of the Oodua Peoples Congress and Afenifere in their bid to satisfy the insatiable desire of their paymaster who is only interested in having everybody under his foot”, the statement reads.

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