Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday labelled some Yoruba elders as problems as he claimed they are working against achieveing the restructuring of Nigeria.
While speaking in Ibadan at the main bowl of the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingb, Fayose said, “They want us to talk about the truth or lies. But we will say the truth. They can throw the words away, but they can’t throw us away. Our fathers, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ladoke Akintola and other Yoruba leaders, tried their best for us.
“But you elders of Yoruba are the problem we have. We are our problems. We’ve had good meetings like this one, attended by elders and kings of Yoruba.
“After this summit, you will see some so-called Yoruba leaders saying on television ‘we don’t need restructuring.’ To me, those words do not make sense. There is no alternative; we will go back to regions.”
A leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Albert Horsfall, in his remarks, noted that the people of his region started restructuring long ago, adding that agitation for restructuring of Nigeria depends on control of physical energy by each region.
He stated that each region should have the statutory rights to control “what you produce or what your soil produces.”