National Coordinator, O’odua People’s Congress, Chief Gani Adams, has faulted former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav, on his statement labelling OPC as a terrorist organisation.
Tsav had on Thursday condemned the Federal Government’s all-out attack on Boko Haram, wondering why the Presidency failed to ban other groups, including the OPC, for their involvement in acts of terrorism.
In a statement on Thursday, Adams said the organisation was not a terrorist group and had been in the forefront of promoting peace and security in the country.
He said, “It has come to the notice of the OPC that some prominent people from the North, who are not happy with the determination of the Federal Government to put a stop to the wanton killings in the region, have decided to cast aspersion on the OPC by equating it with the Boko Haram sect.
“We have decided to remain neutral and maintain our peace since the orgy of killings started. But we have taken note of statements credited to some prominent Northern leaders, especially since the crackdown on the sect began.
“We state here as a matter of fact that the OPC is a visible organisation, with known addresses all over the country. Its leaders are also known and accessible to all Nigerians, including security agencies.”
He said the activities of the OPC in the last 10 years in the South-West spoke volumes about the peaceful nature of the organisation.