Former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja, said the north are already making move to cease to be part of Nigeria.
Ladoja stated this while speaking with journalists in Bodija shortly after observing Eid-El-Fitri prayer.
The ex-governor opined that while the south paid lip service to the issue of secession, their northern counterparts are tight lipped but working silently and preparing to break away, citing the railway the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to build from Kano to Niger Republic and the petroleum refinery in his home state, Daura.
“If you are saying because of that you want to go or you don’t want to go, who even tells you that the North is not even getting ready to go? Let us look at it, people in the South are talking too much, and people up North are acting too much.
“In Yorubaland, we talk too much. The North is also preparing to leave and they are working at it. Do you think it is a mistake that they are constructing a railway to the Niger Republic when we have not built a railway from Ibadan to Kano, not even Abuja, and they said it is the first place we are going to spend our money?
“Can’t the refinery in Kaduna be repaired? Why are they saying they would build another refinery in Daura (Katsina State)? And they would be bringing crude oil from the Niger Republic to the place. Don’t let us deceive ourselves, maybe a time will come when all of us will sit down together and separate peacefully,” he said.