‘I Married From The South East, I Cannot Support Secession’ – Gov Akeredolu

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Rotimi Akeredolu has said he’s against those clamouring for secession.

According to him, he is married to a lady from the East, so can never be support of Nigeria’s secession.

Akeredolu said this when the on the Review of 1999 Constitution paid him a courtesy visit Akure, the capital on Tuesday night, May 25.

The Committee was led by the Deputy Senate majority leader and Senator representing North Senatorial District, Prof. Ajayi Borrofice, are to hold a hearing on the review of the 1999 constitution (As Amended). The event is billed to hold at the International Centre for Culture and Event (DOME), on Wednesday at Akure, the capital.

Akeredolu in welcome address to the lawmakers, said people are losing confidence in the entity called Nigeria because a number of issues have been allowed to linger for too long. He, therefore, the Senators to listen to complaints as the hearing begins today.

“My circumstance cannot me believe in secession. My wife is from the -East. My sons married from other regions outside -West.

But strong points have been made. Everybody wants to see fairness, federalism. Those are the areas. Is this how to run a federal government? Is it an inclusive ? How do we have fair representation? People are worried.

This constitution review, your efforts, I pray it should be accepted. Our people believe that there must be dialogue. People are saying we want national dialogue. How we convoke it, I don’t know. I believe those are issues we must look at” Akeredolu said

The said the people are already frustrated declared that the incessant crises between the farmers and herders cannot be overlooked in the course of the hearing.

“It is not easy to wish herders/farmers clash away. Our people are on the edge. What are we saying about police? Are we stressing multi-level policing? Are we taking about state police? I believe are there for us in this country” he said.