Prof. Babs Onabanjo, President of A.D. King Basis, has accused Governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) of fixing the narratives of restructuring.
He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of driving on the agitation to amass vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
In an announcement on Tuesday, the don stated political class in Nigera has gained proficiency not in offering good governance however in pulling the wool within the eyes of the electorates.
The previous President, Nigerian Alliance for Democracy, recalled that in 2017, the APC “made an try and hijack the difficulty with the inauguration of the El-Rufai restructuring committee on Thursday tenth August, 2017”.
He stated on the finish of the sitting, a number of suggestions have been tabled earlier than the management of the ruling celebration.
Onbanko requested the Kaduna helmsman to clarify what has change into the report of his committee since submission lengthy earlier than the 2019 election.
“It’s fairly unlucky that Governor El-Rufai lends himself for use for these horrendous duties. You’ll be able to then think about my shock to learn that Governor El-Rufai has lastly woken up once more to the restructuring debate.”
Onabanjo famous that on November 1 on the fiftieth anniversary of the Centre for Historic Documentary and Analysis, El-Rufai said that restructuring is inevitable.
The professor added that if El- Rufai have to be taken severely, he ought to promote regional restructuring and autonomy somewhat than state restructuring.
He warned that narrative for restructuring mustn’t used to guard the status-quo which isn’t equitable and lopsided.
Onabanjo harassed that true federalism and real restructuring ought to by no means be state based mostly however somewhat regional.
The don stated areas can then decide the suitable variety of states inside every area and the financial viability of the proposed state inside their areas.
“And to Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who’s now proclaimed because the adopted son of the north, he ought to word that restructuring solely means one factor to the Yoruba nation and the progressives – Regional autonomy, nothing much less. Dr. Fayemi and Governor El-Rufai should not change the narrative”, the assertion added.