An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has disclosed that Yorubas are envious of the Northerners.
|Alhaji Tanko Yakasai|
Yakasai who spoke to Vanguard noted that the call for restructuring by the Yorubas is an age long ploy devised to enable them have a shot at power.
Yakasai said: “from Action Group to UPN, to NADECO to PRONACO, the agitation for restructuring is concentrated among the south west people of southern Nigeria.
The whole aggression originated form Action Group, and the intention was to deny the North the benefit of the population and land mass.
It is therefore a gang up to deprived the north the benefits its is getting for been richly endowed.”
He added: “this agitation is not driven by patriotism, rather its driven by hate and envy and this campaign started with some politicians in the south west way back in 1959.”