As Presidential election gather steam, National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), have commenced plans to end the age-long rift between them in order to strengthen Yoruba’s grip of South West.
The move, the Guild gathered, was initiated by late founder of the Socio-Cultural group, Fredrick Fasheun, before his demise, after realising that the Yoruba race were persistently short-changed in Nigeria’s political activities.Vice President, OPC, Wasiu Afolabi, disclosed the plan at the party’s Lagos State gubernatorial candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, at Ikeja, where he led 5,000 members of the group to endorse the party.
Afolabi hinted that part of the plan was to assist APC claim all available seats during forthcoming election in South West.
“We are fully ready to ensure APC win through our votes. Aside voting, we will ensure that no one disrupt the electoral process across the state,” he added.
The Vice President hinted that the official declaration would have happened before demise of Fasheun but efforts to actualise it broke down due to miscommunication.
He stressed that their visit was to officially declare their loyalty to APC and Sanwo-Olu, saying, this is the dream of our late founder, Fredrick Fasheun.
Afolabi added that the aim of the late founder was to partner APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to protect the interest of Yoruba race in the country.“
The APC party leadership played a role in bringing the dream of our founding father, Fredrick Fasheun, to reality towards the formation of OPC, so we are glad to be back home as a progressive people.
“It is a of joy and great achievement for OPC that our late founding father Dr fredrick fasheun has resolved to put his difference aside with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and work together for the common interest of the Yoruba race and the whole South West.”