Arewa Versus Yoruba: The Cold War Begins
By Eneh Victor Chigozie
The 2015 marriage between the Yorubas and the north is about to sour.
At the end of 2015 presidential election in which the southwest went into alliance with the north to chase president Goodluck Jonathan out of power, there was a seeming power sharing pact that saw the southwest control key ministries and agencies.
Southwest was in charge of Finance ministry, Power, Works, Housing, FIRS with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo heading the National Economic Team.
Presently, the north has gradually taken over these ministries and agencies from the southwest, leaving only the ministry of works under former governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
But the cold war is no longer a secret. It will soon be a total fall out.
The mood of the southwest is usually gauged through their media.
Yesterday, Punch Newspaper took a swift criticism of the President saying, it will henceforth call President Muhammadu Buhari, “Major General”, and equally refer to his administration as a “regime.”
The Lagos based newspaper said it will continue to recognise Mr President as Major General Muhammadu and his administration as a regime as a protest against autocracy and military-style repression.
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