Gani Adams wants South-West leaders, stakeholders to rejuvenate OPC in Yorubaland
Urges vigilance over worsening state of insecurity
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has urged leaders and stakeholders across the South-West to rejuvenate the regional security network, Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), to neutralise the security menace in the region.
Gani Adams said this at the second edition of the OPC Dependable Security Team meeting held at ONTEC Event Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo, while addressing members of the group, said that the people of South-West do not have the luxury of putting their fate in the hands of conventional security officials who have no motivation to face insecurity.
He said that the meeting was first initiated in Lagos State to beef up the security and also strengthen the grassroots security network across the South-West region.
Adams, who urged leaders and stakeholders across the South-West to be vigilant in keeping terrorists at bay, faulted the failing security situation in the country occasioned by various cases of killing, kidnapping, armed robbery, raping, and other threats, noting that the meeting wouldn’t have made any sense for the OPC had the security situation in the country improved across the country.
He said: “We are here to raise our voices against terrorism in the South West. Today’s gathering is based on the need to beef up security across the region.
“It is the traditional role of the Aare Ona Kakanfo to secure Yoruba land. It is our duty also as a group to complement the efforts of South-West governments to curb security challenges.
“OPC is always ready and the gathering is a big testimony of our structure, strength and resolves to solve the security challenges across the region.
“As far as the OPC is concerned, it is a call to duty; it is our strategic approach to defend ourselves and our region since it is obvious that the security architecture has failed to protect us.”