Former Governor of Oyo State Rashidi Ladoja has disclosed that the Northern part of the country is already taking action to leave Nigeria, adding that the Southerners were talking too much demanding Oduduwa Republic and Biafra Republic with fewer actions.
Speaking with journalists after observing the Eid-el-Fitr prayer at the University of Ibadan Central Mosque, on Thursday, he said, “Let us start with tolerance. At a certain level, people will be talking, but we only know the beginning of a war, not the end. Nobody will remember how the war in Syria started and it is still on for years. And everything they built is being destroyed. So, I think we have to do it softly. We have started democracy. We are not happy with the way it is going.”
He also disclosed that, “If you are saying because of that you want to go or you don’t want to go, who even tells you that the North is not even getting ready to go? Let us look at it, people in the South are talking too much, and people up North are acting too much.”
Ladoja made it known that, “In Yorubaland, we talk too much. The North is also preparing to leave and they are working at it. Do you think it is a mistake that they are constructing a railway to the Niger Republic when we have not built a railway from Ibadan to Kano, not even Abuja, and they said it is the first place we are going to spend our money?”
He probed that, “Can’t the refinery in Kaduna be repaired? Why are they saying they would build another refinery in Daura (Katsina State)? And they would be bringing crude oil from the Niger Republic to the place. Don’t let us deceive ourselves, maybe a time will come when all of us will sit down together and separate peacefully.”