15th October, 2010
The Vice President of O’odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Otunba Kazeem Badmus, hasÂ commended both the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole andÂ the Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel over the negotiation of a truceÂ between the two leaders.
According to Badmus, “I am so happy to learnÂ about the peace meeting held by theÂ two Yoruba leaders, and I feel it’s time that should happen, because that is what weÂ expect from our Yoruba leaders: to cooperate and speak with one voice. When I learntÂ of the meeting held in Abuja, recently, I was so glad and I believe it is theÂ beginning of better things in the state. Settling the rancour that has pervaded OgunÂ State in the past is a welcome development,” he said.
The Yoruba leader also condemned the bombing of Abuja during the celebration ofÂ Nigeria’s 50th independence and lambasted the bombers. He asked: “Who are theyÂ threatening? What do they want and what do they hope to achieve?”
He said the bomb blast is already affecting the political situation and has createdÂ fear and doubt in some circles, while various discordant sentiments are beingÂ expressed to the detriment of the polity.