In a statement by its National President, Mr. Razak Arogundade, the group described the attack of the National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) on the former governor of Lagos State, as unfortunate and very disrespectful.
It said the Oodua People’s Congress (New Era) is dissociating itself from Comrade Gani Adams’ vitriolic and ill-advised attack on the person of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“We not only condemn Adams’ disrespectful action but also advise him to go for training and counselling on how a true ‘Omoluabi’ should relate and comport when addressing or dealing with elders.”
Arogundade added that the group was compelled to issue the statement following the deluge of reactions that followed Adams’ disrespectful
comments, stating that many of which, by association, impinged on the name and character of OPC.
“We here again stress that Adam’s comments are his personal opinion and should not be regarded as that of the OPC as a collective entity. Our advice also goes to Adams to heed this advice and to seek forgiveness from Tinubu -as that was among the allusions in his
unguarded outburst- in order for peace to reign in the house of Oduduwa. We give this advice, knowing that this is not the first of such unguarded reactionary behaviour which we believe was a personal and deep hatred for the person of Asiwaju Tinubu.
“It’s on record that Adams had publicly stated that he would never have anything to do with Tinubu again. And he stated further that he would rather head into the bush than tread the same path with his former benefactor”, he said.