James Sowole in Akure
The Secretary of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Seinde Arogbofa, has accused the federal government of sponsoring groups similar to the discredited Association of Better Nigeria (ABN) to rubbish the report of the 2014 National Conference.
Arogbofa, who was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, spoke at a press conference to herald the launch of his 18th book titled â€œNigeria: The Path We Refused to Takeâ€, saying the upsurge in the criticism of the 2014 National Conference report showed the imprints of the federal government in trying to discredit the conference.
Arogbofa said the only way out of the quagmire the nation has found itself is to restructure in a way that would allow true federalism.
According to him, the states should be encouraged by the federal government to explore the mineral resources in their domain and pay royalty to the government at the centre as it is done in advanced democracies.
The Afenifere secretary also said the problem of insecurity in different parts of the country would have been brought under control if restructuring is allowed to pave the way for state police.