Date: April 16, 2021, 08:24:44 AM
The Controversy over Who Handed over Nigeria to Fulani?: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
What actually happened was a political strategy put in place by NCNC leaders to depopulate both the Western and the Northern regions by the creation of Mid-Western region from the Western Region and the Middle Belt region of the Northern Region. This, in the belief of NCNC leaders, will make it possible for their party to cajole both Middle Belt and the Mid-Western regions in future elections to easily form government.
The plan succeeded in the creation of Mid-Western Region and crashed in the creation of Middle Belt region. Thanks to the political sagacity and patriotism of Chief J.S. Tarka and other political leaders in the area.