Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams has dismissed claims that members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) were involved in the fracas that erupted at Ojota in Lagos.
He denied OPC’s involvement in the deadly clash between Yoruba self government agitators and the police, on Monday morning which unconfirmed report claimed one person died.
The security agency narrated how the protesters opened fire against its officers, leaving two seriously wounded.
Adams noted that the Ojota rally and how it ended “came as a surprise and caught everybody unaware”.
“There were reports linking members of the OPC to the mayhem. I want to state it clearly that none of our members was at the scene.”
He said though it is an inalienable right of the Yoruba people to champion self-determination, OPC didn’t take part in today’s demonstration.
The Aare said the information was wicked, mischievous, and could trigger disaffection between the organisation and people of the ethnic group.
“Information at my disposal from visual contents indicated a peaceful rally that later went awry.
“How can people be so mean to spread such sensitive information that OPC attacked the Yoruba Nation agitators?
“OPC is not against the liberation of the Yoruba race. Our position on regionalism is very clear. It is sacrosanct because that is what we are seeking at the moment.
“Nigeria should be restructured to full regional autonomy, where each region will be at liberty to operate at their own pace”, the statement added.