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Sunday Dare Speaks On Contesting For Oyo Governorship In 2023

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The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, has denied plans to contest in the 2023 general elections.

Speaking in an interview with PUNCH on Saturday, the minister said he is not eyeing Oyo State governorship.

According to the former journalist, he is only concentrating on the assignment given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

No. No plans for governorship. My plan right now is to succeed at the assignment given to me by President Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigerian people,” he said.

The leader of social-political group Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has slammed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Recall that the APC had in 2014 promised to begin steps to restructure Nigeria if it’s succeeded in wrestling power from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

But the now ruling party has refused to keep to its promise despite widespread calls from mostly southerners for it to restructure the country.

Speaking to PUNCH on Friday, Pa Adebanjo lambasted Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu for paying lip service to restructuring.

Adebanjo said that it was unfortunate that Osinbajo and Tinubu, who promoted restructuring, are now pretending as if it was not included in the APC manifesto during the election campaigns in 2015.

He recalled that the 1960 Constitution gave all the regions financial autonomy, such that every region was able to control its own destiny.

Adebanjo, however, said that after the military coup of 1966 and Nigeria became a unitary state, things began to go downhill.

The 93-year old Yoruba leader stated that for Nigeria to return to the path of progress, it must embrace restructuring.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.