The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has continued to receive knocks over the rally the body organised in Lagos on Monday to demand the sack of Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attahiru Jega.
The Yoruba Revolutionary Movement (YOREM) on Thursday described OPC’s attempt to force their own will on the people as a display of criminality.
Addressing a press conference at Tafa Balewa Hall, University of Ibadan, on Thursday, YOREM’s National Coordinator, Comrade Wale Balogun, said: “We believe that the right to peaceful protest is an inalienable right in a democratic society and so far such did not infringe on the right of others. OPC resorts to intimidation, harassment and destruction of APC billboards and defacing of candidates posters is childish, unnecessary, criminally divisive and myopic”.
Balogun, who was also a NADECO chieftain, appealed to the Yoruba people not to become tools in the hands of enemies of the Yoruba race. He maintained that Yorubaland will not be turned to a theatre of war by any political party.
He added that Nigerians were asking for change because of the growing poverty, unemployment, corruption and insecurity pervading the land with Jonathan still holding sway as president.