Aggrieved state chairmen of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), have accused their leader, Gani Adams of collecting N10.6b from former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The chairmen also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Adams.
The OPC Kwara State Coordinator, Mr. Maruff Olanrewaju, who issued a statement on behalf of the other aggrieved state chairmen and members, said “Adams promised our members that if Jonathan released money, each member will get between N200,000 and N250,000 as empowerment.
When Jonathan released N1.6bn through Musiliu Obanikoro, for that empower, there was nothing to show for it.”
He said “He(Adams) should explain how Jonathan’s money was spent. Before the election, there was a publication by a former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress now Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that Adams had collected N9bn from Jonathan to disorganize the Yoruba race. We denied that but later we came to the realization that truly he collected the money.”
Olanrewaju also said “At the first meeting after the election, he told us that he spent N800m on OPU outside the country.
Where did he get the money? He also bought some properties. After the election, he went to London to establish Odua Voice Radio, which cost him thousands of dollars. Where did he get the money from if he did not collect N9bn from Jonathan?”
He also 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?”
Gani Adams was the Public Relations Officer of Mushin Local Government Chapter of Campaign for Democracy (CD) in 1993.