Yoruba presidency isn’t what Nigeria needs now – Seyi Makinde

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde says the country needs adequate security and restructuring much more than who occupies the presidency.

Mr Makinde was quoted in a statement on Tuesday by his chief press secretary Taiwo Adisa to have said this at the handover of 33 operational vehicles and 396 motorcycles to the Oyo State Security Agency popularly known as Operation Amotekun.

He said, “I have heard some of our political leaders jostling around and saying they want to become the president of Nigeria in 2023.

“I think what we need at this stage is to secure our people and restructure Nigeria. It does not matter who is the president in Abuja. In a restructured Nigeria, every corner of the country will feel the impact of government. That is what we need.

“May God protect those running around for presidency till 2022. By that time, we will meet and, by then, we will get to know whether it is restructured Nigeria or Yoruba presidency that we really need.”

‌On state police, the governor said: “If we cannot get state police now, this country will get there. We have community policing, but we need to do better than that.”