President of the Oodua People’s Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has alleged moves by the Action Congress of Nigeria leaders to heat up the South-West.
Fasehun particularly accused the ACN Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, of engaging in campaign of misinformation against plans to resuscitate the Unity Party of Nigeria founded by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in 1978.
In a statement on Monday, Fasehun, who is the Chairman of the Committee for the Resuscitation of UPN, said the OPC would return “fire for fire”.
He said, “We know how far they can go and we are calling the nation to note that although Fasehun entertains no fear from them, should there be any danger lurking around him or his interests, we will not only attack the offending tree, we shall inflict collateral damage on its branches.”
Mohammed had last Sunday accused the Federal Government of engineering confusion towards the 2015 polls through several means, including the resurrection of UPN.
But Fasehun said Mohammed and his leaders were the ones introducing instability into the South-West by indulging in “misinformation, disinformation, lies and propaganda”.
Fasehun said, “Reports said Mohammed at the media conference echoed recent Internet postings that the Federal Government had awarded OPC and Fasehun a monthly N2.4bn pipeline protection contract to bankroll a plan to use UPN to rattle ACN in its South-West stronghold.
“Let me say they were lies and propaganda concocted by a warped mentality against him, OPC and the common people of Nigeria.”
He recalled that he had addressed the press on January 17, 2013 and in subsequent newspaper and interviews about the OPC proposal to stem pipeline vandalism.