The Afenifere Renewal Crew(ARG), has mentioned outstanding Yoruba leaders within the All Progressives Congress (APC) can be blamed if the southwest fails to clinch the presidential price tag of the birthday celebration in 2023 because of unwarranted divisions.
The ARG mentioned the APC Nationwide chief, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, birthday celebration’s pioneer Chairman, Leader Bisi Akande and the Chairman, Nigeria’s Governor’s Discussion board, Dr. Kayode Fayemi must deploy their strategic positions to unite the zone and clinch the presidential price tag that can most likely be zoned to the South in APC.
The socio-cultural and political frame additionally advocated for what it known as “classical restructuring” of the rustic that might right kind the extremely entrenched lopsidedness in all zones and ethnic teams in stages.
Addressing newshounds in Ado Ekiti, on Saturday, the ARG Exposure Secretary in Ekiti, Prince Michael Ogungbemi, mentioned with the affect that the APC might zone the presidency to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari’s two phrases in workplace, the Southwest has the possibility of occupying the location and lead Nigeria to prosperity.
He mentioned: “About 2023, ARG had met and we had concluded that the Yoruba country is able to lead Nigeria. We’ve a blueprint that we will provide to any presidential candidate that may deliver higher democratic governance to all Nigerians.
“The southwest is able to take over. We’ve human and subject matter assets.
The political leaders should pass on consultations. We’ve six geopolitical zones, Southwest is only a block. Tinubu should lead this block. Additionally, Thankfully, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who’s the NGF Chairman, is from the southwest.
“They should transfer for a united circle of relatives to clamour for government for the southwest and bring a unified entrance. If they may be able to discuss with one voice, we can in fact clinch this price tag, as a result of it’s our flip.
“We will’t pass into that race with a divided space. Tinubu, Fayemi, Akande, Leader Reuben Fasoranti, Gen. Alani Akinrinade, Prof Banji Akintoye, Senator Femi Okurounmu, Senator Ayo Fasanmi , Aare Afe Babalola(SAN) and others should put across a gathering of the modern politicians within the zone in order that we will be United. If we’ve a candidate this is applicable to each the North and the South, we can certainly win.
“However Yoruba country will blame Tinubu, Fayemi and Akande, if the southwest fails to clinch the price tag”, he said.
Talking about restructuring, the ARG Leader advised President Muhammadu Buhari that the rustic can’t run clear of it, pronouncing it remained the most efficient panacea for peace and solidarity amongst numerous Nigerian voters.
“Nigeria must be restructured, however what we’d like is classical restructuring, it will not be holistic for now. With restructuring, governance on the state will probably be more fit and extra reaping benefits, the working of the states will probably be more fit.
“Governance below presidential gadget could be very tough and expensive, however with energy dwelling within the states and native governments, issues will probably be higher. We should should have a roundtable referendum to succeed in this. It’s not to fulfill positive teams, it is going to deliver geometric modern order, as a result of we’ve now not been transferring on the proper tempo,” he mentioned.
At the proposed reopening of faculties throughout Covid-19, Ogungbemi appealed to the Federal executive to fumigate all colleges sooner than reopening, so as to not endanger the lives of the kids.
Ogungbemi additionally recommended Governor Fayemi’s large strides within the spaces of schooling, commercial construction, process introduction and infrastructure since he assumed workplace.
“Governor Fayemi is a made from ARG and he has executed neatly in infrastructure like: Ekiti State Cultural or Civic centre, Oja Oba Marketplace, dualised Ado-Iyin street, development of neighbourhood markets, Ilupeju-Igbemo-Ijan street, the UN proposed 50,000 housing gadgets, Ibuji-Igbara- Odo street, shipment airport challenge, State secretariat, Lagos Governor’s Hotel, Faculty of Agriculture, laying of 172 kms of water pipes in Ado Ekiti, revamping of Ero, Egbe Dams, renovation of 342 faculty structures, fencing of 171 colleges, sinking of 120 boreholes , unfastened WAEC charge, attested to the truth that governance in Ekiti has now not failed us,” he famous.