ODUA People’s Congress (OPC) on Thursday kicked against the establishment of a Fulani Radio station, describing the motive behind such establishment for a section of the country as questionable and not acceptable.
OPC expressed it’s opposition in a press release issued by its publicity secretary, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, even as it flayed the Federal Government’s decision, saying it was not in any way sincere about it.
“We need to be wary of the actions coming from the Federal Government these days, especially, on the issuance of a licence to the Fulani for the establishment of a Fulani Radio station,” OPC said.
The group, however, said it was not totally opposed to the move, but demanded that the Federal Government must give other tribes and regions the same opportunity to have their own radios.
According to OPC, the Yoruba must have their radio stations, as well as other tribes, contending that Nigeria was a secular state with different religions and tribes, adding that whatever the government was doing should reflect the secularity of the Nigerian nation.
“We are not against the move, however, it must be stated also that the federal government must give other tribes and regions the same opportunity. The Yoruba must have their radio stations, as well as other tribes. Nigeria is a secular state with different religions and tribes, so whatever the government is doing should reflect the secularity of the Nigerian nation,” the group stated.
It further contended that the idea of issuing a licence to a section of the country was not acceptable, noting that if the intention was to foster peace in the country as stated by the Federal Government, such gesture must be extended to other tribes and regions.
“The South- West has all that is required to establish a Yoruba radio station. In fact, many of the thriving media organizations, including, print and electronics are located in the South- West, so we are good to go,” OPC said.