14th December, 2010
The Somolu chapter of Oodua Peopleâ€™s Congress (OPC), has refuted the allegation madeÂ by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Somolu branch,Â that the group is planning to cause trouble at different units of the union in theÂ area.
The union had allegedly written a petition to inform security agencies in the stateÂ that the OPC intends to cause problem among theirÂ members.
The union, in a letter signed by Alhaji Mukaila Rusewe and Abiodun Awotubo, chairmanÂ and secretary respectively of Somolu branch and sent to the police,Â it was allegedÂ that the group had concluded plans to use the impending crisis to disrupt theÂ forthcoming elections.
In a swift reaction to the allegation, the OPC denied the claim in its totality,Â saying that as a socio-cultural organisation, it is interested in the pacific stateÂ of Yorubalnd and will not renege in the promise to make Yorubaland a peaceful placeÂ on earth.
The OPC, in a letter of appeal to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, signed by ComradeÂ Razak Arogundade and Soji Folorunso, the local government coordinator and secretaryÂ respectively, urged the state government to investigate the allegation, meant toÂ give a bad name to the group.
In the petition, the group stated that it is not a terrorist organisation and wouldÂ be unfair to be seen as that as claimed by the NURTW.