Fasehun, A Willing Tool Against His Own People – ACN

faseun_02-06Comments attributed to founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress President, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, in response to the Action Congress of Nigeria’s earlier outcry over attempts to destabilise the country, especially the South-West region, has been described as “worrisome and revealing”.

In a statement on Tuesday by ACN’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Fasehun’s response to its comments had confirmed its initial fears which prompted the security alarm in the first instance.

The ACN said, “Dr. Fasehun’s statement has confirmed our worst fears. We never imagined we would be proven right so fast. First, he threatened to unleash violence on those whose offence, as it were, was alerting the country to the evil machinations of those, who are scheming to destabilise the country to achieve their selfish ends.

“Secondly, the verbal punches he threw at ACN leaders in general and the party’s spokesman in particular, and his undisguised threat of violence against a party that has never resorted to violence for whatever reason, opened a window deep into his mind, to his unbridled hatred for the party, and all it stands for and to the fact that he is indeed a willing tool to be used.

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“It never occurred to Fasehun that Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the legend whose party he (Fasehun) is now seeking to revive in a gratuitous and self-serving act, never believed in violence and never lent himself to be used against his own people, no matter what juicy carrot was dangled before him.”

ACN added, “Thirdly, when his response to the pipeline contract issue is stripped of all semantics, he simply owned up to our accusation that the contract award is closely linked to the attempt to revive the UPN and, when viewed against his threats, showed that indeed, those, who want to plunge the South- West into crisis, have found a willing tool to be used.

“Suffice it to say that clearly written in the statement we read out at our press conference is that freedom of association is guaranteed by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. However, that freedom should not be abused by those seeking to exploit it for the sole purpose of attacking democracy itself.”

The party, which noted that Fasehun had placed himself in an awkward position, reaffirmed that its leaders would not be deterred from speaking on any issue, especially on “the do-or-die antics of those at the helm of the nation’s affairs”.

It added, “This position is not where a self-respecting elder, a patriot without patronage and a democrat without prodding ought to be found.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. LAI MOHAMMED, U ARE TRUELY A LIE LIKE UR NAME SOUND.IDIOT GO&SIT DOWN. U ARE AFRAID BCOS,U KNOW THAT UPN WILL TAKE OVER SOUTH WEST IN FUTURE. U HAVE MADE ME TO HATE ACN. UR COMMENTS ARE MORE THAN ENOF TO PUT NIGERIA ON FIRE. U ARE JUST A NEGATIVE MAN

  2. Lai Lai,ACN no fit ever rule Nigeria! Never! Try as they might,Lai Mohamed and his ilk will always remain a lie,a joke of a gang and cabal of disgruntled political-never-do-wells! #Lol

  3. This is defeatist statement from Lai mOHAMED,is it a must for ACN to permanently rule the west and Lagos?,why does ACN sees other Nigerians a threat especially if they cannot wind these personalities to their sides….this is propaganda from ACN through Lai.
    Mr Lai talks as if ACN does not engage in violence,2011 election has proof where ACN trained thugs and orchin used pistols,and other dangerous weapons.
    While Mr Lai was the chief of staff in Lagos state,why did he order the young lastma official to be arrested?,ACN should feed their folowers with facts and not mere fabricated gossip.
    Leader of OPC can chose to belong to any party and bid for any contract within the shores of our federation,there is no crime if the OPC leader is awarded the mentioned contract of protecting NNPC pipelines,Mr President should not hestitate to accept and approve the proposal.
    All the funds ACN is spending…where is it coming from?looted funds in the name of divident of democracy,between 1999-2004,can La Mohammed declare how much was lagos state debt?..billions withdrawn before he left power.
    Why will ACN take him(incumbent) to Ghana to go and swear on a foreign and ungodly shrine that he will not betray his……
    What we want is politics of development which the late AWO pursed throughout his life,not politics of looting which ACN is achief culprit….do you remember one of the AC governor in west who marked and celebrated his 7billion naira he looted from the state and the people
    We want to see character,good will,political will,courage,sincerity,examplary leadership….do you people has any of this attributes?

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