Governor Fayose has praised the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, saying “he is our leader in Yorubaland, forget politics and it does not matter he is in the APC, the outspoken governor said this while on visit to the new oba of Benin Land in Edo State.
”On the call for the restructuring of the country, Governor Fayose said past leaders have been paying lip service to the issue, saying that “ the restructuring should be in such a way that every nation that makes up this country must be respected for what they are”
Speaking on the menace of the Fulani herdsmen, he called on his colleagues to do the needful and educate their people on the activities of the herdsmen, saying that “the security of our people will depend on the capacity of our leaders to confront the issue”
The governor also demanded for a review of the revenue allocation formula in favour of the States insisting that a situation whereby the Federal Government pockets 52 per cent of the allocation was awkward because the challenges facing the country reside in the states.
He said, “How will the Federal Government take 52 per cent when the problems are in the states? The Federal Government must shed its weight and allow states do the work for them.
“Federal government must take 22 per cent and states take 52 per cent.