Miffed at the mass killings going on in Southern Kaduna, Oke-Ogun in Oyo State and parts of the South East, Yoruba leaders have resolved to set up a high powered committee to rouse Nigerians into agreeing to restructure the nation.
The decision was taken at a recent meeting of the apex Yoruba group, Afenifere in Akure, Ondo State, where they insisted that the restructuring must take place before the next general elections in 2019.
The meeting which was centred on the theme, “Yoruba Rise for Restructuring; was held at the country home of Afenifere's National leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, and had prominent Yoruba leaders in attendance, including the Ondo State Government, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
At the end of the meeting which lasted for about four hours, the Publicity Secretary of the organization, Yinka Odumakin, read the communiqué in which the group cautioned that there is urgency to insist that the country must be restructured before going into another election as it cannot continue to slide dangerously along the path of anarchy and total disintegration.
Also, the leaders unanimously agreed to get all hands on deck for mobilisation towards the implementation of the recommendations of the 2014 national conference.
Former Secretary to Federal Government, Olu Falae; Secretary General of Afenifere, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa; former Senators Adegbenga Kaka and Iyiola Omisore, were present.
Others include Chief Bode George, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Prof. Banji Akintoye, Pa Cornelius Adebayo and Chief Kole Omololu.
Two of the leaders who spoke to newsmen; Prof. Banji Akintoye and Chief Bode George, also emphasized empowerment, restructuring as well as the implementation of the 2014 national conference recommendations.
The meeting also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the appointment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and equally commended the outgoing governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko for good governance in the state.
(c) Christian voice newspaper