Former Ogun state governor and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aremo Segun Osoba, yesterday threatened that come 2015, the South would deal with the North if the region refused to shift grounds on the controversial resource control and other issues.
Aremo Segun Osoba
Resource control has been one of the controversial issues in the ongoing national conference as the South-south delegates are advocating for upward review of derivation to, at least, 25 per cent. Their South-east and South-west counterparts want it pegged at 21.5 per cent while the Northern delegates are firmly opposed to any upward review. They are rather advocating for the status quo to remain.
According to Daily Sun report, Osoba who was contributing to the Conference committee report on Devolution of Power, shocked his colleagues when he warned that if the North does not shift ground now, the South would not hesitate to pay back in 2015.
Osoba described the northern delegates who are insisting on maintaining the status quo as being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians, who suffer the harsh realities of the effects of oil exploration and exploitation.
Sensing that the South-west will be the ‘bride’ that will decide the outcome of 2015 presidential election, Osoba said those who want the status quo of 13 per cent to remain should adopt the system of “rub my back and I rub your back, otherwise we will deal with them in 2015 election.”Read more
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