The National Coordinator of a Yoruba group, Odua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams has
explained why he boldly supports President Jonathan and his re-election into office.
According to him Jonathan has provided 15,000 jobs for South-West youths, and his
boys have secured about 5000 of the jobs already, so why shouldn't a man like that be
“The allegation is that the Federal Government gave us a contract: Pipeline security. What is the security of pipeline to the OPC? We have been running this organisation without getting a dime from any government but most of the security agencies saddled with the responsibility of protecting the pipelines have failed; people were dying every day.
“Nigeria was losing more than N3bn everyday to the activities of the vandals and the agitation of that contract started from Dr. Fredrick Fasehun one and a half years ago and you know the bureaucracy of Nigerian ministries. It was a long process and it was just granted and it will empower nothing less than 5,000 youths from my side.
“Altogether, that is about 15,000 jobs for Yoruba land. Will you deny Yoruba youths the opportunity of getting 15,000 jobs because of politics?”, he said.
Adams made this statement while reacting to the allegation by the APC that Jonathan bribed ethnic militias with N9bn to scuttle the elections. He also said APC was only being hypocritical because most of its leaders had oil licences. He said the major reason they were against Jonathan was because their licences were due to expire in September and they feared he would not renew the contracts.