If you’ve been following the Proceedings at the ongoing National Conference, the man, Lamido of Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, will not be a stranger to you as he has been on the spotlight for making controversial statements.
At Tuesday’s session, he took a swipe at the South-West and South-South as he accused the region of supporting same sex marriage and asked the oil producing states to forget their lands in Abuja if they must continue the 100% demands for resource control.
Here’s what he said, “fellow delegates, I will like to advise us to take a cue from Mr. President and not the so-called civilised people of the South-West who always tell us that they have no permanent friends but permanent interests and who advocate same sex marriages”
Mustapha, who is representing traditional rulers in the confab, went on to attack a delegate from the South-West, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, who he accused of “ranting.”
“People like Chief Ayo Adebanjo, who even in his prime age of 86 is still ranting.”
Barely two weeks ago, the monarch had told the conference that his kingdom extended to Cameroon and he still had his kith and kins there who would receive him and his people if the North seceded from Nigeria said the following to those agitating for resource control.
He asked the Niger-Delta who have been clamouring for resource control, to lose their lands in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“Mr. Chairman, I have observed that some people have started jumping the gun by commenting on issues like resource control, resource ownership and many other agitations. In this case, let me also jump the gun to say that states which don’t have oil should allow the states which have oil to take a 100 per cent oil revenue and states which don’t have oil should take land resource.
“That means ownership of land should revert to those states and anybody who wants to use the land or the structures in the land must pay rent to those states or the traditional owners of the land, for example, the FCT.”