Lagos: Apologize Within 7 Days or Face the Wrath of Yoruba Gods -OPC Threatens APC Spokesman
The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, has asked Joe Igbokwe, Lagos state publicity secretary of the All Progressive Congress, APC, to apologize to the organisation within 7 days or be prepared to face the anger of Yoruba Gods.
OPC made the call after Igbokwe described the Yoruba group as “hoodlums and outlaws”. The APC spokesperson has given the description while speaking on OPC’s withdrawal from the pipeline protection contract.
Igbokwe had said, ”Why should hoodlums be used in securing pipelines…using OPC is a primitive way of securing pipelines. You don’t give sensitive jobs like pipelines to outlaws”.
The OPC in its call for apology issued by director of media and publicity, Yinka Oguntimeyin, said, ”Igbokwe needs to take a tour to the communities where the pipeline runs through and speak with the residents on their experience since the OPC started watching over the facilities. Our men have brought some sense of safety and security to the people of the areas where these pipelines pass through.
”On this note, I wish to say that Mr. Joe Igbokwe withdraws his comments and apologize to the OPC within seven days or risk the wrath of all the deities in Yorubaland. Igbokwe’s latest statement is seen as an insult on the entire Yoruba race and would be punished by Yoruba gods and our ancestors if he fails to apologize within seven days. In our land, it is an insult to speak to an Oba in that manner. Even if the Oba makes a mistake, you do not stand in the public gallery to insult him”.Nigerian bulletin reported