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Restructuring: Oni backs Yoruba leaders’ decision on regional govt.

… Says Adeyeye, Olujimi free to join APC

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

A former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, has commended Yoruba leaders for convening the Ibadan summit to drum support for regional government, saying the effort would help to build awareness on the agenda of the South -west.

Oni, who spoke in Ifaki Ekiti, said the region has come up with a framework that will guide other ethnic groups in the country on the issue of restructuring.


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, has 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 other geo-political zones to emulate this.

On the crisis rocking Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party following the adoption of the Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as the sole candidate for the 2018 election, the former governor said aggrieved PDP members, including a former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, and Senator Biodun Olujimi, were free to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The APC governorship aspirant and the National Deputy Chairman (South), said the party will soon react to the statement credited to the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Jummai Al-Hassan, that she would support former Vice President Abubakar Atiku in 2019.


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