Egba, in Kaduna, advocate restructuring
– Say a region can’t hold on to power
The Egba people in northern Nigeria have re-echoed the South West’s agitation for restructuring of Nigeria.
They said a situation where one region consistently produces the president and clamour to continue to hold on to power, is not healthy for the country and calls for restructuring.
President of the Northern States Branch of Egba Progressive Union (EPU), Alhaji Saburideen Ishola Adeyemi, who spoke at the 2019 anniversary of EPU in Kaduna said that in the interest of unity and progress of Nigeria, power must continue to rotate among the regions of the country.
Adeyemi said that it was the absence of fairness among the regions of the country that led to agitation for separation of the country.
According to him: “Every region of the country has to be carried along. If one region produces the president for eight years, another region should be given a chance too. That is what brings about unity in a country.
“A situation where one region continues to produce president, I think it calls for restructuring. We need to look into our constitution and make amendment.
“Every region should be able to feel the impact rather than having a president from one region continuously and having almost all political appointees from one region.
“Similarly, we are having problem because the security of the country is centralised in one hand. So, we need to restructure.”
In their own separate remarks, the President-General, Yoruba Community in Kaduna State, Alhaji Liadi Olapade and Chairman, EPU Kaduna, Mr. AbdulLateef Shuaibu, called for unity of the Yoruba race.
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