Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) National Coordinator Gani Adams has described calls for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe him as misguided.
Some OPC state coordinators, at a briefing in Kwara State by Salami Olarewaju, had urged the EFCC to probe how over N1billion allegedly got to Adam’s account.
In a statement, the APC leader said those who addressed the press conference were former OPC coordinators for Kwara, Ondo and Oyo states.
According to him, the allegation that he collected N9billion from former President Goodluck Jonathan, and $22million from the late Libyan president, Mummar Ghadaffi, were unfounded.
Adams said he has never set foot on Libya, nor has he ever met the late Ghadaffi or any of his agents at any time.
“I want to once again plead with the DSS to, as a matter of urgency, make sure that these people who have accused me of this grave crime are made to prove the source of their allegation, and if they are not able to do so, should be made to face prosecution for their actions.
“They should explain what the money is meant for and how it was sent to me. Such huge amount of money cannot be transferred to an individual secretly, so they need to do more explanation on how I allegedly received this money.
“I am not a war mercenary, and I am not sure that Ghadaffi was a Father Christmas who would want to give out such money as a gift.
“Our organisation is a peaceful socio-cultural group, with the sole aim of promoting the cultural heritage of Yoruba race,” Adams said.
On N9 billion allegedly received from Jonathan, Adams said the claim is laughable because not even Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidates got such amount to prosecute their campaigns.
He said the allegation was first made ahead of the general elections when it was alleged that his group got N9 billion for a pipelines surveillance contract.
The OPC leader said neither he nor OPC received a kobo from the government as payment for the contract.
Adams also dismissed allegations that he received N1.6billion from a former minister of state for defence Musiliu Obanikoro.
“To the best of my knowledge, the last time that I saw the former minister was when he accompanied the former President to the National Confab. They need to explain to the world how I got the money and for what purpose it was meant for.
“Let me put the records straight here. I am neither a politician nor a PDP member. I have said it several times in the past that our support for the former president was based on our belief that he stood a better chance of implementing the recommendations of the National Confab, which we believed, and still believe will serve the interest of the Yoruba race better.
“I tell you, anything outside this is a lie and mere fabrication of those alleging it,” Adams said.