OPC Warns Sheikh Gumi Against Visiting Yorubaland


*says his visit to Igboho, an affront

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) under the leadership  of Iba Gani Adam’s, the Aare Onakakanfo  of Yoruba land on Saturday asked  Sheik Abubakar Gumi, to henceforth stay away from the entire Yorubaland .
Oyo State Coordinator of the group, Comrade Rotimi Oguntunde Olumo handed down the warning while briefing journalists at the end of the group’s state Executive Council monthly meeting in Ibadan
Comrade Olumo declared that the unexpected  visit of Sheik Abubakar Gumi “to Igboho a Yoruba town, in Oyo North,Oyo State, Nigeria is an affront to the entire Yoruba nation” .
Stressing that Sheik Gumi should ” stay clear of any parts of the South  Western  Region of Yoruba land.”, the OPC Coordinator declared  that Sheik Gumi,’s  visit ” poses a big security threat to the  entire Yoruba nation because they did not see any reason or interest it serves,  rather than  to make mockery of the people  in the South West.” 
Comrade Olumo disclosed that the purported statement of Sheik Gumi and his entourage  at Igboho was a clear manifestation  that they were there to ridicule and provoke the Yorubas in their domain, which the OPC frowned at, saying, the Yoruba nation did not need the assistance  of  someone  like Gumi to protect “our people” as adequate measures have been put in place to secure the Region.
The OPC Coordinator pointed out  that the visit  of  Sheik Gumi to  Igboho called for concern and adequate vigilance  from the people of the entire South West as he could not be trusted and that his visit to the Region was suspicious, 
Comrade Olumo emphasized that OPC under the leadership  of Iba Gani Adam’s ” is prepared for any eventuality in the South West, as the region is now being closely monitored against any infiltration  of bandits, unscrupulous elements and any form of criminal activities.

He then expressed the total support of the Oyo State executive of the OPC to the leadership of Iba Gani Adams and commended his efforts for the ways he has been handling the affairs of his office  as the Are Onakakanfo of Yoruba land and the General  overseer of the OPC, as well as the security of the people of the entire  South West.
Commending  the  South West Governors  for their relentless  efforts in ensuring peace in the region, Comrade Olumo said OPC members  are law abiding and ready to work and operate within the ambit  of the laws and collaborate  with all security agencies to ensure  the protections of lives and property in the South west. 


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