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OPC not against any religion – Spokesman, Akinpelu



The National Publicity Secretary of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, New Era, Adesina Akinpelu has claimed that the OPC is not against any religion contrary to what some people think.

Akinpelu noted that OPC has many members who are Christians, Muslims and traditional religious worshippers.

Akinpelu made the assertions at the annual Ramadan lecture organised by OPC New Era, Oluyole Local Government in Oyo state on Wednesday.

The OPC spokesman while addressing the gathering, said that the essence of the lecture was to showcase that OPC is for everyone irrespective of all religious beliefs.

Akinpelu said, “Contrary to what some people think. OPC is not against any religion. We have members who are Christians, Muslims and traditional religious worshippers. There is no discrimination whatsoever in OPC.

“As I am talking to you today, I am championing a cause that will prevent the shedding of innocent blood in Yorubaland and beyond. Whatever group or association you are, I Comrade Adesina Akinpelu will fight for our legitimate rights under the ambits of the law of the land.

“Gone are the days where we ignorantly kill ourselves under the guise of group or association. Some of us who have witnessed such an era are now coming together to resist and prevent the shedding of innocent blood under any guise. Anyone who sheds innocent blood in Yorubaland will die prematurely”.

The guest lecturer, Sheik Muhideen Ajani Bello, urged Muslims all over the world to imbibe the lessons learnt during the ongoing Ramadan to seek the face and forgiveness of Almighty Allah even after the end of the Holy Month.

Bello said that the Ramadan period is characterised by total submission to God, self-denial as well as abstinence from sin and other vices.

He stressed the need for every Muslim to sustain abstinence from sins and other vices while upholding the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

Bello said, “Steadfastness and total submission to Allah will make society habitable to all and devoid of war, hostility, rancour, poverty and other calamities.

“We should continue to show love, forgiveness and respect to one another while the lessons of Ramadan must be reflected in our daily lives.”

OPC New Era Chairman in the local government area, Bashir Kolawole in his contribution, said the Ramadan lecture has become a yearly programme of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC New Era.

Kolawole while speaking said, “We thank God for the successful hosting of this year’s Ramadan lecture and awards presentation. The large turnout of this year’s programme is something we are happy about and will continue to do our best to improve.”

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