- There are some states that don't allow particular ethnic groups or religion to be governor or a speaker
- This is the position of Shehu Sani a former Nigerian senator who represented Kaduna Central
- Sani on Wednesday, May 12, advised that restructuring should begin at home too.
A former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani claims that people from a particular ethnic group or religion are not allowed to become a governor or speaker in Nigeria.
Sani made this known on Tuesday, May 12, via a tweet in response to calls for the decentralisation of power at the federal government level.
The former lawmaker faulted those who have been drumming support for restructuring the country.
"In some states, if you come from a particular ethnic group or religion, you can never be allowed to be a Governor or a Speaker; restructuring should begin at home too."
The governor made the comment when he received a delegation from pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday, March 23.
Governor Akeredolu also said that the people who are of the opinion that restructuring is about secession are wrong.
Afenifere had commended the governor on the creation of the Western Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps.
In a related development, Pat Utomi, has said many politicians from the northern part of the country have a phobia for restructuring.
According to the professor of political economy, some politicians in the north are afraid of restructuring because they are uncertain about where it will lead them.
He disclosed this while speaking at a virtual media parley ahead of the ‘Never Again’ conference to mark 51 years after the civil war.
Utomi also alleged that the north is not productive which is the result of their over-reliance on the federal government for their share of revenue.