Ex-Gov Oyinlola backs call for disintegration, restructuring


A former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has lent his voice to the call to balkanize Nigeria or calibrate its structure.

Oyinlola, an ex-Lagos State Military Administrator and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, declared his support for the growing agitations in an interview he granted BBC Yoruba Service.

The PDP chieftain said the structure in place is in effective, adding that it is also skewed in favour of a section.

According to him, “We are one in this country, but it’s sad that some people from certain tribes are being pampered and handled with kid gloves while others get unruly treatment.  As it is now, if we can’t progress together as a country, it’s better we go our separate ways.

“It is better that we go back to our own regional government; then little was expected from the Federal Government but now even state allocations are determined by the Federal Government. This style is no longer favourable to us; so, it’s better we go our separate ways.”

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