YES, YORUBA LEADERS SOLD OUT -GANI ADAMS
National Coordinator of O'dua Peoples' Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has warned that revelations by former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, on the alleged bribery scandal after the death of the presumed winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election, M.K.O Abiola, should not be dismissed with a wave of the hand.
He insisted there are elements of truth in Al-Mustapha's claims based on what was experienced after MKO's death. According to him, after Abiola's death, those who were supposed to keep the fire burning against the then military regime of Abdusalami Abubakar suddenly played down the struggle.. He also explained that Yoruba people are known to demand for their rights but contrary to expectation after Abiola's death those people became Abdusalami Abubakar's friends.
'Mustapha's statement is not a diversionary issue. There are some elements of truth in it, because we heard that some people connived to kill Abiola. 'Besides, after Abiola's death, they played down the struggle and suddenly became Abdusalam's friends,' he said.
He added, 'Why is it that instead of asking questions about their son that was killed, they were rushing to form political parties under the person that killed him, if there was nothing behind it?'