The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has lambasted Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state over a statement credited to him on restructuring as it accused him of being an opposition to the progress of the country.
The group belated the Governor as it said he talks like an area boy. This was revealed in a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the association, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement.
The group further said that the statement of the governor showed that he is one of those who do not want the country to be restructured.
Odumakin maintained that the only way out of the current agitations in the country was to restructure the current set-up of the nation.
He stated, “El-Rufai should tell us his own idea to correct the imbalance in the country because as far as we are concerned, the 2014 confab report is about the closest to the democratic representation of Nigeria.
“The confab consisted of representatives of all segments of the societies in Nigeria. But for somebody, who occupies a responsible office of a governor to be saying those who are talking about restructuring are irresponsible, it is very unfortunate.
“It is very sad for the governor to be talking like an area boy on the television. In Nigeria of today, we can now begin to take a census of those who are against restructuring – they are President Buhari, el-Rufai, Ango Abdullahi, Lai Mohammed and Tanko Yakassai.
“Aside from those people, everybody in Nigeria supports restructuring; that is the song everybody is playing all over the country as of today, whether we like it or not. Those who are against it are insignificant.’’