Makinde advocates restructuring instead of 2023 Yoruba Presidency

Makinde advocates restructuring instead of 2023 Yoruba Presidency

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, December 16, has reiterated the need for a restructuring rather than a clamour for a Yoruba presidency in 2023.

According to Makinde, the restructuring and securing every parts of the country was paramount above the person who occupies the presidency.

The governor who was speaking in Ibadan while handing over 33 operational vehicles and 396 motorcycles to the Oyo State Security Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps, said politicians should shelve the idea of the 2023 presidency for now and join hands to restructure and secure the country.

“I have heard some of our political leaders jostling around and saying they want to become the president of Nigeria in 2023,” Makinde said.

Continuing, he said: “I think what we need at this stage is to secure our people and restructure Nigeria.

“It does not matter who is the president in Abuja. In a restructured Nigeria, every corner of the country will feel the impact of government. That is what we need.

“May God protect those running around for presidency till 2022. By that time, we will meet and, by then, we will get to know; whether it is a restructured Nigeria or Yoruba presidency that we really need.”

Makinde also lauded the Amotekun Corps; saying the impact of the security agency was being felt all over the state.

“If we cannot get state police now, this country will get there. We have community policing; but we need to do better than that.

“But, in the absence of the state police, we have our own Amotekun Corps; and the operatives are doing very well,“ he added.

Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, December 15, in Abuja revealed the problem he had been suffering since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power in 20.

Jonathan made this disclosure at the presentation of a book entitled “Dear President Goodluck Jonathan, written in his honour by Bonaventure Melah, a journalist.

He revealed in his remarks at the event that the problem he and some of his cabinet members had continued to suffer under the current government was being tagged corrupt.

Jonathan further revealed he would have been killed politically by the allegations; if not for the Grace of God.

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1st News had reported that Jonathan was defeated as incumbent president in 2015 by President Buhari.

In his remarks, Jonathan said, “That is the problem myself and some members of my cabinet are still suffering; since the beginning of this administration when we were all tagged corrupt people.

“But I thank God that people can come together to celebrate me today. It is God. Otherwise, I would have been completely buried (politically).”

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