National coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, weekend, slammed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as an enemy of democracy.
Adams reminded Nigerians, while addressing newsmen in Lagos, that Buhari has never been a lover of democracy, having toppled a democratically elected government in 1983, and vehemently opposed the National Conference convergence, a platform to discuss the socio-political and economic future of the country.
He said if the retired general had not interrupted the country’s democracy, it would have thrived well today.
“General Buhari is not the right leader Nigerians should vote for at this time because he never believed in the National Conference and all the tenets of democracy,” Adams said.
He described President Jonathan as the right choice for the country, citing the convergence of the National Conference as a veritable pointer for his argument.
“President Goodluck Jonathan is a man of integrity who will never lie to Nigerians. He had said it in several fora that he will implement all the recommendations of the national conference which we believe is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria in a long while and that’s why the Oodua Peoples Congress is throwing its full weight behind his second term ambition.
“Yoruba leaders met and agreed that we will only support the full implementation of the national conference and he has agreed to that, meaning, we think alike,” Adams said.