The Frederick Fasehun faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has distanced itself from agitations for the creation of Oduduwa Republic.
New President, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi stated this weekend at his inauguration during the National Convention of the group.
He said that joining the clamour for the secession of Yoruba nation negated the ideals propounded by the founder of the group, Dr Fasehun.
Afolabi said, “Let me quickly address the matter of those agitating for a separate Yoruba nation.
“I was Deputy President to Dr. Fasehun for over eight years. Along with many people, we undertook several projects, programmes and journeys together with Baba.
“In his life-time, Dr. Frederick Fasehun never spoke to us about Yoruba independence. Anyone who tells you Baba ever said so is a liar.
“What Dr. Fasehun was concerned about was for Nigeria to hold the sovereign national conference (SNC).
“Baba preached the gospel of restructuring in which the states or regions will enjoy devolution of power and resource control.
“That is where OPC stands. He also urged members to operate within the confines of the law in their zeal to tackle insecurity.”