The Sardauna's position, the 80 year Octogenarian said, was contrary to the vision of one Nigeria promoted by other founding fathers, including Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo, of blessed memories. Chief CC Onoh, who blamed the structural imbalance in Nigeria on Northern domination of power, spoke to a correspondent at his country home in Ngwo, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Chief CC Onoh recalled that, "three parties emerged then - namely the west's party Action Group (AG) led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo with slogan of 'More Abundant', the north's party Northern Peoples Congress (NPC) led by Sardauna of Sokoto Ahmadu Bello with slogan of 'One North, One People, One Destiny' and the east's party National Council for Nigeria and Cameroons (NCNC) led by Dr Nnamdi Azikwe, later National Council for Nigerian Citizens) with the slogan OF 'One Nigeria'.
Continuing Chief CC Onoh said that when oil was discovered in Oloibiri Rivers State, Shell BP and the North conspired to change the horse in the middle of the stream. They slashed the hitherto 50% derivation and introduced a new 33.3 per cent derivation and by the time former military head of state Sani Abacha died, it went down to as little as 1.5 per cent derivation.