By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Wednesday hinted that governors of the South Western states in Nigeria are to present a common position to the on going constitutional amendment in the country.
The governor dropped this hint in Ibadan while briefing newsmen after a meeting of South West governors held at the Oyo state Government House,Agodi.
He disclosed that the common position to be presented by the South west states at the constitution amendment will soon be forwarded to all the Houses of Assembly in the region as well as to the other stakeholders “who we believe can come along with us on the issue that we have agreed on that we believe that is of our common interest.”
“As you can see, all of us are one from Oduduwa, all of us being brothers we are presenting the same postition on matters that are of common intrest of all of us and we are doing it together.”he said.
Governor Akeredolu stressed that
the common position was reached in order to have a unified position for all the Yoruba speaking states, saying, the need to present a common position and speak with one voice was as a result of the fact that they have recognised themselves as brothers, hence their different political ideologies should not tear them apart.
“So, we want to send a common position, to our Houses of Assembly and other stakeholders who believe can come along with us on the issue that we have agreed on that we believe that is of our common interest.
He then assured that despite their different political parties, the South west governors are ready to forge ahead to fight for issues that affect their people at all times.
The meeting was attended by the host governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun); Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos); Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti).