OPC Applied for Oil Pipeline Contract in 2010, But Got No Response – Fredrick Fasehun
Founder and factional leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, has said there is no truth in the news making the rounds that he had secured a contract to protect the nation’s oil pipelines in the south west.
Fasehun in a telephone conversion with the Nigerian Tribune said though his organisation applied for the anti pipeline vandalisation contract as far back as October 2010, the authorities had neither responded to the application nor communicated to OPC in any form on the matter.
“My brother, I don’t know the source of the rumour. We applied for the contract in 2010, and we have not received any response to it as of today.”
Fasehun described the rumour of the pipeline contract as the handiwork of some detractors, who had become jittery because of the current move by him and other like-minds to resuscitate the Unity Party of Nigeria [UPN].
“I think the rumour is the handiwork of some detractors because I have resuscitated UPN. They want to blackmail me,” he stated.
Insisting that he would never succumb to such blackmail, the medical practitioner queried the source of the falsehood, which he said was being feasted on by the social media.
Fasehun said his group had more than six million people, adding there was no way the contract would not have gone a long a way in creating employment for at least 50,000 persons if the authorities had approved the OPC application.
Besides, he said as citizens of the country, the Yoruba had the right to get their own fair share of what other ethnic groups in the country were benefitting as citizens of Nigeria.
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