Agbekoya Backs Tinubu, Welcomes Regional Govt

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…canvasses Nnamdi Kanu’s release

…Charges govs on farmers’ protection, mechanized farming in S’West

In spite of the economic hardship being faced by many Nigerians, a Yoruba pressure group, ‘the Agbekoya Parapo’, has expressed strong support and hope for betterment for the administration of President Bola Tinubu as it called for recourse to the 2014 National Confab, restructuring, and return to the regional government.

In line with the demands by self-determination groups across the various sections of the country, the Agbekoya group in a release made available to New Telegraph in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on Wednesday, also called for the creation of State Police and advocated the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

In a communique released by its National President, Aare Adekunle Oshodi, where he was flanked by its National Chairman, Prof. Ademola Onibonokuta; the Secretary-General, Chief Kunle Adelakun Eruobodo, and others at the National Secretariat in Ibadan, the group lamented the current economic hardship in Nigeria, alleging that the Northern oligarchy was working at cross purposes to the agenda of the current administration.

“We have been paying attention to the economic and political situation of the country since the inception of the administration of President Bola Tinubu, over the past one-year.

“We are not happy at the situation of things in the country but we only hope that the pilot of this administration will take the bull by the horns in dealing with most of the challenges we are currently facing, most especially at the economic front.

“The country witnessed the maladministration and the incompetence of former president Muhammadu Buhari for eight years. We have also witnessed the political and economic policies of Buhari and how he favoured the North at the detriment of other zones in the distribution of the nation’s wealth. We have also seen how corruption became the order of the day during the Buhari regime.

“The political elites of the North kept mute throughout Buhari’s eight-year tenure. Everything Buhari did was normal to the northerners or should we say the Fulani oligarchy.

“Now, the same political elites of the North have started criticizing the infant administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. And presently, they are plotting against his administration either to remove him or block his second term ambition having forgotten that Tinubu stood by Buhari even at the odd hours during his administration.

There are prevailing issues to be addressed such as the 1999 Constitution; the 2014 National Confab, Restructuring, Regional Government and Agitation of self-determination by various sections of the country, most especially the Biafra, Niger Delta and Oduduwa Republic.

Also are a clash of interest in our education system, (where two systems are being used, one for the North and one for the South); State Police and judiciary where there are always collisions.

“We, the Agbekoya Parapo, are appealing to the administration of President Bola Tinubu to, for the sake of peace and stability, look into all these issues being raised thoroughly, examine and address them appropriately. We also appeal to the Federal Government to temper with justice and release the incarcerated Biafran leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and other detained freedom fighters and agitators.

“We also appeal to the South-West governors to venture into sustainable food production via mechanized farming across the region”, the group concluded.

New Telegraph

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