OPC to Nigerians: Come out enmass, cast and defend your votes

As Nigerians prepare to go to vote, come this Saturday, the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Thursday enjoined them, particularly all Yoruba sons and daughters to come out in large numbers, vote and defend their votes.

Publicity Secretary of Aare Gani Adams- led group, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, made this call in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos.

Oguntimehin said though, the last minute postponement of the election was unfortunate, but described it as a blessing in disguise, stressing that it was very important for the people to exercise their franchise.

While restating its belief in restructuring, OPC maintained that it was the best option for Nigeria, even as the group contended that the Yoruba have their future in their hands notwithstanding the fact that politicians were now at it again, promising heaven on earth.

“We would not be carried away by those unrealistic promises,” the group vowed, declaring: “We are where we are today because of our failed system and weak institution.”

Oguntimehin, however, advised the leadership of electoral umpire to brace up for tomorrow’s election, saying there should be no excuse or room for failure.

“There should be no excuse, there should be no room for failure and INEC should not cave in to pressure over the elections. It is just a matter of time, however, we must embrace peace, all in the interest of Nigeria and the Yoruba race in particular,” he said.


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