The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) Reformed has appealed to all Yoruba little children to cease preventing themselves.
The group made this declaration whereas reacting to an allegation which claimed that the Director of Muslim Proper Concern (MURIC) Professor Isiaq Akintola has a hyperlink with Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram.
OPC Reformed, which described Akintola as one of many ambassadors of Yoruba race in Lagos State, nonetheless, warned Yorubas towards antagonising one another.
President, OPC Reformed, Comrade Dare Adesope who was represented by the Vice President of the affiliation, Mr. Afolabi Omotosho at a press convention in Lagos on Tuesday, described the allegations towards MURIC and its Director as baseless.
Omotosho, who was flanked by OPC Reformed Lagos state Governor, Mr. Samson Balogun mentioned that those that made the allegation ought to concern God.
He maintained that it was incorrect for Yorubas to start out preventing Yorubas.
He mentioned, “I’ve been instructed by my President Comrade Dare Adesope to carry this press briefing after delving into the problem with all seriousness. It’s a recognized undeniable fact that MURIC works consistent with their moto which says Dialogue and never Violence, due to this they can’t be related with Boko Haram. Some folks wish to give them a foul identify in order to crucify them. I’m saying authoritatively that this allegation is totally false and shouldn’t be believed by anyone. If any group or particular person can substantiate this allegation with truth, they need to provide you with it.
“There’s a saying which says any home that divide towards itself shall not stand. There isn’t any doubt about the truth that our frequent enemies are utilizing all the pieces to make sure that there may be disunity amongst us so as to make it unimaginable for us to realize our main and customary intention. I wish to implore any particular person or group that earlier than coming into the general public house to levy allegation towards somebody you must have executed correct investigation and maintain your truth.
“To we at OPC (R) and different organizations in Yoruba land , such allegation is grievous and if discovered to be true won’t ever be taken with levity. We’ve got heard one in every of their leaders within the north linking one of many sitting governors within the north to Boko Haram. Sufficient of making use of politics in all we do if we truly wish to obtain our intention. The curiosity of our race needs to be our precedence and never our egocentric curiosity. Placing our curiosity earlier than that of Ile Oodua is like placing a cart earlier than the horse.
“The President of OPC (R) within the particular person of Comrade Dare Adesope requested me to hold out this investigation and we discovered that it’s baseless and it’s pure conspiracy to tarnish the picture of this nice Islamic group and the director of the organisation.Subsequently, the entire public ought to disregard it as a result of it’s baseless.
“We’re all preventing a standard trigger be it an Islamic, a Christian or Conventional Group, in as a lot as we’re descendants of Oduduwa. The strategy we’re utilizing positively defers however we must always at all times exhibit the character of OMOLUABI in all we do. I wish to implore each particular person within the place of authority to at all times guarantee they confirm no matter they are going to say within the public most particularly one thing that has to do with the life or picture of an individual. We should always at all times be certain that we don’t betray the belief and confidence folks repose in us. Our major intention needs to be how one can work tremendously in reaching our precedence. We should always not enable enemies to deliver disunity amongst us.
“We’ve got recognized Professor Ishaq Akintola for the reason that days of June 12 battle. He’s any individual who believes in justice and equal rights. MURIC is due to this fact not an enemy of Yoruba folks they usually can’t acquire cash to trigger bother in Yorubaland. Even Boko Haram can’t give MURIC cash as a result of MURIC is at all times condemning violence and terrorism. Boko Haram and MURIC are enemies, due to this fact the allegation is a lie.
“Professor Akintola has good relationship together with his Yoruba neighbors. He’s presently the chairman of the Egbe Ilosiwaju Omo Yoruba in Lagos. He’s due to this fact a revered Yoruba chief. Those that made the allegation ought to concern God. It’s incorrect for Yorubas to start out preventing Yorubas. Professor Akintola is a real Yoruba man from Ile Ife. We will have variations however a depraved lie like this with out proof could be very unhealthy”.