Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, says South West leaders must adopt new methods if their quest for restructuring of the country is to be realised.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor, who spoke in Ado Ekiti at a national retreat of the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) which he hosted, said the current tactics being used in agitating for restructuring was defective.
According to him, the Yoruba race needs to be more tactical if it is indeed desirous of actualising its desired restructuring.
He urged the proponents of restructuring in the region to liaise with other zones on how to actualise the plan.
“There are those who entertained fear on this issue of restructuring and 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 tops before we get it, but if we want to do it alone, the agitation will fall,’’ he said.
The National Chairman of the group, Wale Oshun, reiterated the need for restructuring and advised that it should be taken to the front burner to benefit the Yoruba race.
He also canvassed for true federalism, urging political leaders in the region to take a firm stand to protect the rights of the Yoruba race.
“Our leaders who know that restructuring is an issue that is germane must speak up the way the ACF used to speak on some national issues,’’ he said.