14th October, 2010
The president and founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr. Frederick Fasehun hasÂ described the bomb blasts that rocked the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as veryÂ unfortunate and a cowardly act, especially on a day every Nigerian remembers as a day ofÂ liberty.
Speaking exclusively with P.M.NEWS, Dr. Fasehun stated that it is unfortunate that aÂ jubilation that ought to have been pervasive ended up as a tragedy for some families.
He said: “It is unfortunate because countries that have adopted the bombing methodÂ invariably ended up unable to discuss ways to work out peace; and if the bombers think itÂ is a way of calling government’s attention to the political crisis on ground, I want toÂ say the government of recent has not been that deaf to require a bark to respond toÂ issues”.
On who planted the bomb, Fasehun said its too early to point accusing fingers and he isÂ not sure whether the supposed responsibility by MEND was genuine but stated that everyoneÂ should be careful and wait for the report of the investigation.
He, however, absolved General Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Raymond Dokpesi of anyÂ complicity in the bombing. â€œIBB has displayed patriotism at various levels of Nigeria’sÂ history and I donâ€™t think he was involved like some rumour had spread, because I donâ€™tÂ believe he can be that unpatriotic and likewise, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi is among the topÂ most ten Nigerian patriots of all time and I donâ€™t think he will do anything to harmÂ Nigeria, but like I said, let us wait for the report of the security operatives,â€ heÂ said.