Ondo OPC in crisis over imposition of leader

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Dr Fredrick Faseun

Dr Fredrick Faseun

A fresh leadership crisis is currently rocking the Dr Fredrick Faseun’s faction of Oodua People’s Congress , OPC, over the appointment of a leader for the group in Ondo State.

The crisis , it was learnt, was caused by the appointment of Mr. Michael Oladun as the new governor of the Ondo State chapter of the pan Yoruba organization.

However, another faction led by Mr Olutayo Alao, who is also laying claim to the position, said his tenure as the governor of the organization had not expired contrary to the claim by his opponents.

Some of the members who spoke with DAILY POST said the former leader had refused to hand over the instrument of office and was still acting in that capacity.

The members accused Alao, popularly called Modakeke of appointing himself as an ambassador of OPC, an office that was not known to the OPC’s constitution in order to remain relevant.

Speaking with journalists in Akure, the state capital, the State Secretary of the organization, Mr Olayemi Egbeola said before the expiration of the tenure of Alao, Dr Faseun had removed him from office for alleged gross abuse of office.

While stating that the former occupier of the office has refused to hand over the instruments of office to his successor, Egbeola accused him of parading himself as the governor.

His words “we want the general public to know that we as law abiding citizens will not want to resort to violence; we want members of the public to be aware of the change of guard and that whoever relates with him does so at his own risk.”

Egbeola warned the former governor of the organization to desist from such act that may plunge the organization or state into another round of crisis.

Daily Trust

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