The Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has claimed that the Southwest was more protected by members of the Oodua Peoples` Congress, OPC, than the Nigeria Police.
Mimiko, who was speaking at the 80th birthday celebration of OPC founder, Dr Frederick Fasehun, in Lagos on Saturday, pointed out that the formation of the group was one of the many legacies of Fasehun.
According to him, “You founded OPC, today, I tell you in Yoruba land that many Yoruba people will feel secure with OPC guarding their streets than the conventional police.
“It is not yet over; you struggled for democracy for this country; the second part of it is indeed the struggle for restructuring Nigeria into true federal states.
“One thing is clear and I have always said this that OPC is about protection of Yoruba people, because Yoruba people hate injustice,’’ he said.
While describing Fasehun as detribalised, unique Nigerian and a gentleman, he said, “I speak on behalf of the government and people of Ondo state; we are proud of you.
“As a governor of Ondo state, I am proud to be associated with you,” he added.
Culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2015/09/27/yorubaland-is-better-protected-with-opc-than-conventional-police-mimiko/