It said the expulsion followed what it termed anti-congress activities and gross indiscipline that could portray OPC as an anti-people and a lawless organisation.
This was conveyed to the press by the Director of Media and Publicity of the OPC, Yinka Oguntimehin.
Those expelled by the POC, led by Otunba Gani Adams, included Marruf Salami, a former Kwara State Coordinator; Adeola Adeagbo, former Oyo State Coordinator; Rotimi Akinsowon, former Ondo State Coordinator; Boye Mayungbe, former Baba Odua; and Akeem Ologburo, former Bayelsa State Coordinator.
According to Oguntimehin, the Congress frowned seriously at the expelled members who have exhibited gross anti-congress activities and acts that may bring the Congress to public ridicule.
The OPC over the years, Oguntimehi said, has come out of various negative perceptions and the congress through its activities, which include cultural promotions and humanitarian services, complementing the efforts of security agencies, especially in the South West the formation of OPU spread across 63 countries over the world, than to now allow such ill mannered people to be in leadership positions and breed anti-society elements.
He added: “Subsequently they have been replaced with Oguntunde Rotimi Olumo (Oyo), Pius Ogunsanya (Ondo), who are to act as state coordinators and take charge of the state secretariats while competent hands will soon be appointed for other states