*insist they arrested real Wakili
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Thursday warned the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode over his claim that the arrested 75 years old man was not the real Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili.
According to a statement made available to newsmen by its Oyo State Coordinator, Comrade Rotimi Olumo, the purported claim by Chief Fani-Kayode on Wakili was “untrue and a misinformation taken too far.” In the statement, OPC alleged Chief Fani Kayode of being “a spoiler, agent of destruction,and political feather weight that is reputed for changing narratives and mis – informing the public”, adding, the former Minister “remains one of the few politicians that thrive in telling lies and misinforming the public.”
“Fani- Kayode has a reputation for using his social media page to torment trouble and cause disunity in Yorubaland. He had once said that Yoruba language was Anago. How can you take such a person too serious. He lives in Abuja, romancing with the north, yet he was the first to refute the claim that the kidnapper was not Wakili. Where did he get his information”?
OPC added, “Fani-Kayode is very close to prominent politician in the north, yet none of them trusted him because they know that he is purely a political agent that cannot be trusted.He did everything to change every story. How can you take such a man so serious”.
“He should be warned to stop drumming the beat of disunity in Yorubaland. Fani-Kayode was one of the few people that called and congratulated our leader,the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Monday, on the success of the operation of the OPC, and the following day, he twisted the story refuting the claim that the man apprehended wasn’t Wakili”
OPC stressed further, “Fani-Kayode utterances merited no response but because it came at a time when the chief tormentor of Ibarapa people is still in custody,it is reasonable to respond and clear the air on the issue”.
Comrade Olumo while urging well-meaning Nigerians,especially, prominent Yoruba leaders and group not to trust the former Minister “with any information that is of national interest”, saying “I am using this opportunity to advise my brother, Sunday Igboho to be wary of Fani- Kayode’s antic and deceit because he is so smart in causing disunity in Yorubaland”.
He also charged the Southwest governors, traditional rulers and all the leaders and stakeholders to support the OPC and the southwest security Stakeholders Group (SSSG)and other security outfits in ensuring that the southwest is safe for residents.
“Wakili’s story is a testimony of what OPC can achieve as a group with formidable structures acrossthe country. So, in our desire to rid the southwest of criminal herders and kidnappers, we are determined to complement the efforts of the police and other security outfits.