Dr Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State has advised leaders from the South-West region to change strategy and reach out to other regions on how to actualise the dream of Nigeria being restructured economically and politically.
Fayemi said proponents of restructuring in the region should be more tactical if desirous of actualising the region’s dream.
The governor, who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Saturday at a national retreat held by Afenifere Renewal Group, said, “There are those who entertain fear on this issue of restructuring. Whether this is legitimate or not, we must reach out to them, because we are not an island onto ourselves.
“We don’t need to be shouting on the roof top before we get it, but if we want to do it alone, the agitation will fail.”
Fayemi, who lamented the apathy that characterised the 2019 general elections in the South-west, tasked ARG to reflect on it and act appropriately.
“If it was as a result of deficit of voter education, then the ARG and governments need a lot to do,” he added.
He said the All Progressives Congress governors in the South-west would work with the Peoples Democratic Party governor-elect in Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, in the interest of the region.
At the meeting attended by representatives of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, the National Chairman of ARG, Wale Oshun, reiterated the issue of restructuring and advised that it should be taken back to the front burner to benefit the Yoruba race.
Oshun said, “The Yoruba people are progressive people. We are lovely and we care for each other. We are welfarists and we remain the same despite our stand in the just concluded governorship and legislative elections.
“All we want as a people is to ensure that our interests at the national level are protected and that we get a fair deal in the scheme of things.”