Aisha Yesufu, the co-covener of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, has blasted northern politicians who have kicked against the resolutions made by the southern governors, popularly known as the Asaba Accord, recently.
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In a video in which she appeared and retweeted on her Twitter handle on Saturday, Yesufu said those who are opposing the southern governors are taking hard drugs which have expired.
The southern governors had at their meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on Tuesday announced the ban on open grazing across the region.
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They also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation; and also demanded the restructuring of the country, saying there is an urgent need for the president to convene a national dialogue.
However, prominent politicians and influential persons from northern Nigeria have expressed their opposition to the resolutions.
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Professor Usman Yusuf, a former executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), criticised the move by the Governors to ban open grazing, saying they did not consult with Fulani leaders.
Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, had on Thursday knocked the governors’ call for restructuring, insisting they restructure their respective states first.
Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, had on Friday stated that his southern counterparts should be careful in how they approach the issue of restructuring, saying that they should instead implement financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature in their states.
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But Yesufu, who is from Edo State, tackled the northern leaders, saying nobody has the monopoly of intolerance or self-centredness.
According to her, northern governors make decisions in their domain without being challenged by their southern counterparts, insisting that the southern governors also have a right to safeguard their region.
She said: “Nobody has monopoly of intolerance, nobody has monopoly of being selfish, nobody has monopoly of being self-centred; everybody has the capacity to be, that some people don’t do it does not mean anything.
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“I see some people coming out to say the southern governors do not have a right to make the decision for A, B, C, D.
“The decision that you had as northern governors with what right did you make them? The southern governors do not have a right to make laws in their own states but you have a right to make laws in your own states? In short, the Igbo (Indian Hemp) that you smoke has expired.”