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RESTRUCTURING: No group is an island unto itself- Fayemi

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has entreated South West leaders to be tactical in order to actualise their quest for the restructuring of the country.

He urged the supporters of the idea in the region to change strategy and reach out to other regions on how to actualise the dream of Nigeria being restructured economically and politically.

Fayemi, who spoke in Ado Ekiti at a national retreat of the Afenifere Renewal Group which he hosted, stated the current tactics being used in agitating for restructuring were defective.

According to him, the Yoruba race needs to be more tactical if it is indeed desirous of actualising its desired restructuring.

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“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 rooftops before we get it, but if we want to do it alone, the agitation will fall,’’ he said.

The governor also expressed dismay at the voter apathy in the South West region in the last election, saying a total of 16.2 million were initially registered in the region while the number of those who voted was not impressive.

He said, “In the last presidential poll, Ekiti registered 909,000 voters, only 381,000 voted.

“In Osun 1.67million registered, only 737,000 voted; Ondo, 1.8million registered, 586,00 voted; Oyo, 2.7million registered, 891,000 voted; 2.36million registered in Ogun, 605,000 voted and Lagos with 6.3million, only 1.56million voted.

“This might be caused by a deficit of trust or fraudulent multiple registrations, but whatever the case was, as long as we remain a constituent part of this country, ARG should reflect on this and act appropriately

“If it was as a result of deficit of voter education, then the ARG and governments need to do a lot.

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