Some members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) have accused their leader, Gani Adam, of disrespecting the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
Speaking on behalf of the OPC members, the OPC Kwara State Coordinator, Mr. Maruff Olanrewaju, said “Just of recent, you are all living witnesses when a former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo went to Oni of Ife, he prostrated flatly before Oni. But when Gani Adams went, he just bowed his head with hand shake to Oni. That is disrespectful.
“Adams is a disgrace to Yoruba culture. When you are promoting culture and you cannot bow in front of one of the most highly respect Oba in Yoruba land that is unacceptable?”
Olanrewaju also accused Adams of collecting N10.6b from former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said “Adams promised our members that if Jonathan released money, each member will get between N200,000 and N250,000 as empowerment. When Jonathan released N1.6bn through Musiliu Obanikoro, for that empower, there was nothing to show for it.”
He said “He (Adams) should explain how Jonathan’s money was spent. Before the election, there was a publication by a former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress now Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that Adams had collected N9bn from Jonathan to disorganize the Yoruba race. We denied that but later we came to the realization that truly he collected the money.”
Punch reports that Gani Adams was also accused of allegedly collecting $22m from former Libyan leader, late Muammar Gaddafi.