“Gani Adams Collected N10.6bn From Jonathan, EFCC Should Probe Him” – OPC Leaders Allege
Some representatives of the Odua’ Peoples Congress have called on Buhari and the anti-graft agency to probe Gani Adams over an alleged misappropriation of funds obtained from the previous administration.
The OPC Kwara State Coordinator, Mr. Maruff Olanrewaju, who addressed the media conference on behalf of other six states’ coordinators was flanked by the Oyo State Coordinator, OPC, Chief Adeagbo Musediq; his Ondo State counterpart, Mr. Rotimi Akinsonwon, a member of the National Coordinating Council, Mr. Lateef Oshodi; a former National Publicity and Director of Programmes, OPC, Mr. Sunday Bankole as well as some other national and Kwara State executives of the organisation.
Olanrewaju said, the Delta State coordinator, Mr. Hakeem Agbo-ola; his Sokoto State and Kaduna State counterparts, Alhaji Yekini Salaudeen and Alhaji Rasaq Ogunsanwo respectively and that of Bayelsa State though absent were in agreement with their position.
He said, “We also call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the EFCC to investigate all Gani Adams banks accounts; Ogunshola Olugbade’s account as well as Femi Felix account from February to November 2015.
“Moreso, President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration should give very closed monitoring to the bank and industry sectors because how can someone within a month save more than a billion in an account without any alarm from the bankers?”
He said Adams was removed as national coordinator of OPC because he allegedly failed the entire members of the organization and allegedly betrayed the entire Yoruba race.
He accused Adams of disrespecting Yoruba leaders including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. 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.”The Kwara State OPC boss further said Adams was not financially transparent to members of the organization. According to him, Adams had collected N1.6bn from a former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan for empowerment of the members, which he did not make the members to benefit from.
He also alleged that Adams collected N9bn from Jonathan’s government allegedly to destabilize the Yoruba race as well as allegedly received take off grant from Jonathan for pipe-line surveillance contract which OPC members executed only to allegedly deceive the OPC members who he said actually executed the contract that the contract money had not been paid.