Some traditional rulers in Ekiti state has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country.
Speaking in Okemesi in Ekiti on Tuesday during the commemoration of the 134th anniversary of the end of the Kiriji War and the 2020 Yoruba National Day celebration organised by YWC, the monarchs lamented the numerous challenges confronting the country especially insecurity.
In attendance were the Owa Ooye of Okemesi, Oba Gbadebo Adedeji; the Olojudo of Ido-Faboro, Oba Ayorinde Ilori-Faboro, and the Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole.
The obas called for unity among the Yorubas to be able to surmount the current challenges in the region.
Oba Adedeji said the country is being held together by divine intervention as the present administration does not care if it explodes or descends into civil war.
“If we had respected the agreement as embedded in the communiqué of the 2014 National Conference in which I was part, where we had about 600 resolutions – if we had not set aside the clause touching the restructuring of the country, there would have been no need for a section of the country asking for independence from the whole country.
“Even though the present administration does not care if Nigeria explodes and civil war breaks out, we should not doubt God’s divine intervention.
“Something unbelievable but favourable to our expectation may happen before the end of 2020” he said.
Oba Ilori-Faboro expressed disappointment with the current leaders in the country.
He said: “If we, as Nigerians, cannot produce leaders that are capable of governing Nigeria as an entity, let us break it down to manageable entities as autonomous federations.
“Moreover, the retrogressive constitution that we are operating as of now cannot lead us anywhere because our democracy is producing more looters than statesmen, and the cost of governance is ruinous.”