by Kolapo Olapoju
The National Co-ordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams, has assured President Goodluck Jonathan that six million members of the group will vote for him at the presidential election of March.
He said the OPC members reached the conclusion at their National Co-ordinating Council meeting, after evaluating and comparing the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan and Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gani Adams revealed this on Sunday, February 22, at his Lagos residence while receiving the Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Hon Kingsley Kuku, who came to seek his support and that of the OPC for the re-election of the president.
He stated that the OPC decided to support Jonathan because of his convocation of national conference and subsequent pledge to implement the 633 recommendations that were arrived at during the confab.
Adams said: “OPC is a group of six million people. We sat down at our National Co-ordinating Council to decide on who to vote for between President Jonathan and Buhari and the support for Jonathan is unanimous.”
“Now, we have come out to support Jonathan because of the National Conference. We have been clamouring for National Conference since 1992, even our leaders could not organise it.”
“President Olusegun Obasanjo organised the National Political Reforms Conference with a lot of no-go areas. In the end there was a stalemate. Now a minority, Jonathan, did it. The only no-go area is the unity of the country. He gave us open cheque to decide the future of Nigeria.”