- Femi Fani-Kayode has received a serious tongue lashing over his claim on the actual identity of Iskilu Wakili
- The leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Oyo, Rotimi Olumo, has referred to the former aviation minister as a liar who majors in dividing people
- Olumo also called on Nigerians not to believe the words of FFK who, he alleged, is loyal to politicians in the north
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The claim by Femi Fani-Kayode that the blind 79-year-old man arrested by a local vigilante group in Oyo is not the notorious Iskilu Wakili has been dismissed by the Oyo state coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) comrade Rotimi Olumo.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng by Olumo, the OPC chieftain said the words and position of Fani-Kayode should not be relied on or taken seriously.
Olumo claimed that the former aviation minister has a reputation for using his social media page to foment trouble and cause disunity in Yorubaland and as such, his words should be taken with a pinch of salt.
He went on to allege that FFK is known to always speak from both sides of his mouth.
"Fani-Kayode was one of the few people that called and congratulated our leader, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Monday, on the success of the operation of the OPC, and the following day, he twisted the story refuting the claim that the man apprehended wasn't Wakili."
Giving his voice in support of Wakili's arrest by OPC operatives, the chieftain said the group was hailed by the Ayete monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, and a prominent group in Igangan which confirmed claims that Wakili is their major problem in the community.
He called on Nigerians to beware of the former minister's potential to create division and confusion in the country among ethnic and political groups.
"Wakili's story is a testimony of what OPC can achieve as a group with formidable structures across the country.
"So, in our desire to rid the southwest of criminal herders and kidnappers, we are determined to complement the efforts of the police and other security outfits."
Meanwhile, the police command in Oyo on Tuesday, March 9, released Dauda Kazeem, Awodele Adedigba, and Ramon Hassan, all of whom are members of the OPC who were earlier detained over the arrest of Wakili.
The trio was released at the Iyaganku police station in the state.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.