OPC warns Northerners over Killings and Violence
The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has called on Northerners, who are behind the spate of violence rocking many parts of the North in the aftermath of last Saturday’s presidential election to put an end to senseless killings of innocent Nigerians. The OPC gave the warning yesterday in a press statement by its founder and President, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, and made available to National Mirror.
It reminded Nigerians of its previous public statement before the commencement of the April elections, where it asked whether Nigerians were preparing for an election or war following the dangerous trend of bombings, arsons and assassination across the country. Faseun said that in spite of all of these negative events, “fortunately, the hostile atmosphere failed to detract Nigerians from trooping out for the presidential election of last Saturday, deceptively attesting to the fact that the country was indeed witnessing the birth of a durable and credible democracy.
“But post-electoral violence raging in certain parts of the country now forces another question: Do Nigerians want to build a nation of equal citizens having equal rights, equal opportunities and equal access to the good things of life, including security of lives and property and the freedom to live anywhere or are we going back to the Stone Age?” He added that the breakdown of law and order in certain parts of the country, even when the results of the presidential election were still being collated “seem to confirm that certain Nigerians seeking political office deceitfully mouth interest in the unity, safety and security of the nation.” He added that from the avalanche of bad news received from different parts of the country is a pointer to the fact that some people still think that they were ordained to rule Nigeria forever, adding that if that was not the case, “how do we excuse the Holocaust unleashed against non-indigenes and places of worship in Bauchi, Kaduna, Yola and some segments of the North?”