A chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio/cultural Organisation, Afenifere, Chief Segun Adegoke has expressed support for devolution of power in Nigeria, stating that the move would help in entrenching true federalism in the country.
The notable politician also advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to shun any attempt at promoting religious discrimination in the country.
Chief Adegoke made the statement in a press release made available to Journalists in his office in Ondo town on Tuesday while reacting to recent events in the country.
He explained that the need for the nation to embark on devolution of power has become imperative, in order to promote equity, justice and fairplay, stating that President Buhari would not have anything to lose if he key into the request, as his name would not be forgotten in hurry after the completion of his tenure, but would be written on plater of gold.
His worlds ” Buhari should also note that there should be no further discrimination between a Muslim and Christian or Catholic. If the Pope can visit Buhari’s sick bed and Pastor Adeboye can do the same and the Bishop of the Anglican communion did likewise. This is a food for thought and change of attitude.
“Unless Nigerians who have their reasoning apparatus at the sole of their feet will not know that there is discrimination against the south, more so, the lopsided appointments tilt towards the North Muslims against the Christians in the South and North”
“President Buhari having been cured by the prayers of the Christians and Muslims should rethink, and give devolution of power a positive consideration. He will have nothing to lose, instead his name will be written on Platter of Gold. It will not divide Nigeria, and Nigeria will still remain as one.” He stated.
Reacting to the return of President Buhari to Nigeria, after one hundred and five days medical trip to United Kingdom, the notable legal practitioner said ” there is nothing special about the jubilation attendant upon his arrival in the country after a long time. Anybody in position like President Buhari will receive such jubilation after a long health problem, this is a character that is common in Nigeria, Nigerians have such a culture that they always rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”
“If the late President Yar’adua had survived his health problems, the jubilation would be ten folds. One lesson President Buhari must learn from this is that most of Nigerians are kind well wishers, whenever any leader is in bad health, even the Christian doctrine enjoined us to pray for the sick”