Restructuring, Oni hails Yoruba leaders
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Engr Segun Oni has saluted the courage of Yoruba leaders for conveying Ibadan summit to drum support for regional government and other issues, saying this would help in sensitizing the people on what the southwest people really wanted.
Oni, who spoke in Ifaki Ekiti on Sunday, commended the conveners of Yoruba Summit, which was held on Wednesday in Oyo State, saying the region has been able to come up with a framework that will guide other ethnic groups on the issue of restructuring.
The Summit, where Ekiti Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose had attended and had representatives of the other southwest governors , was conveyed by prominent Yoruba indigenes, led by a foremost medical doctor, Dr Kunle Olajide.
Oni said: “Some people didn’t even understand the meaning of restructuring. They are just joining the bandwagon of discussants of the national issue. But the APC committee, led by Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai had been able to break down the issue to specifics, so that our people can understand.
“Again, the fact that Yoruba people asked for regional system was also specific enough. So, I want to join other geo-political zones to emulate this.
“Let them realize that they just started the game, they must reach out to the people so that whatever they arrive at will be true representation of what our people wanted.