The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Chief Gani Adams, has said the group is not supporting any of the presidential candidates contesting the February 14 election.
Adams, who was represented by the Assistant General Secretary of the group, Lasun Ogunfowokan, said this in Ile Ife, Osun State on Friday at the sidelines of a quiz organised by the OPC for students in Osun State.
The leading contenders for the polls are President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buahari (retd.).
Adams added that his faction of OPC was not partisan and would not support any of the candidates against the others.
He said, “We are not partisan. The OPC led by Chief Gani Adams is made up of freedom fighters. We are not supporting any of the presidential candidates.
“But we are calling on all our members and other Nigerians to go and collect their permanent voter cards to enable them to participate in the general elections”.
He also urged the Yoruba people to be united and shun politics of bitterness for development to continue in the region.
Speaking earlier at the quiz, Mr. Adams decried the way some Yoruba were relegating the language to the background, saying this could endanger the existence and usage of the Yoruba culture.
According to him, many Yoruba parents do not care if their children fail Yoruba subject in public examinations while criticising the nonchalant attitude of many Yoruba people to lack of proficiency in the language.