OPC removes leader over malpractices


The Oyo State chapter of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) said on Monday that its former coordinator, Rotimi Oguntade, had been fired for his involvement in organisational malpractices.

Wasiu Adeogun, the state secretary, announced this in a statement.

Adeogun also explained that the reason for Oguntade’s removal alongside the state commandant, Lateef Babalola was not unconnected to attitudes that are capable of soiling the image of the OPC in the state.

He said their removal was ratified by the highest decision- making organ of the organisation, which is the National Executive Council and the National Coordinating Council of the organisation, adding that such a decision stands.

He said, “We cannot fold our arms and pretend not to see the various unethical conducts of the former coordinator of the OPC in the state.

“It is no more news that comrade Rotimi Olumo has been removed as the Oyo state coordinator of the OPC.

“The decision to dismiss him was taken by the NEC/NCC, when it was evident that he had been involved in organisational malpractices.

“He further dug his grave by raising his voice in the media that he was removed as coordinator of the OPC in the state without any evidence, insisting that he was still the coordinator of the OPC in the state.

“Such practices were unethical and it only showed that he was very desperate.

Adeogun who wondered why Olumo still paraded himself as the coordinator despite his dismissal, said “that is the level of his desperation and the OPC as a socio- cultural organisation will never allow such desperate people like that to lead the organisation.

The scribe maintained further that the OPC in Oyo state is still intact,adding that the activities of the organisation in the state are well coordinated without any hitch.

“OPC is not about an individual. It is an organisation that has survived various challenges, especially during the dark years of the military. So, we have a national outlook and our activities and organisational template are well coordinated by the leadership of the organisation,” he stated.