Posted by Grand News | 4 September 2018 | 935 times
Ahead of the 2019 Presidential Election, the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, at the weekend threw its weight behind the ambition of former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku.
The group said its support was based on Atiku’s promise to restructure Nigeria. According to Afenifere, the need to restructure Nigeria was very important as it would bring about the required solutions to the different problems of the country.
Chief Ayo Adebanjo, leader of the group , stated this while receiving Atiku who was on a visit to him. He added that there was no greater supporter of restructuring than Atiku in the country presently.
“You have been writing about restructuring over a decade ago. You gave me your commitment to restructure Nigeria within six months in one of our meetings several years ago.
“When people talk about good governance and promise good road, agricultural development and all that, we just laugh. There must be a country first before any development. Nigeria cannot have peace and stability without restructuring.
“We know that there is no greater champion of restructuring from the North than Atiku.”
In his speaech, Atiku promised to restructure Nigeria within the first six months in office if voted for.
“In all my political career, I have not seen Nigeria in a state of danger that may affect its existence as a country as at today. This is because – just like a house- if you get a faulty foundation that building is not likely to last. This is where we find ourselves.
“As a vice president, I came to Lagos then to discuss why we should restructure this country so that we can survive and provide leadership for West Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. That lecture earned me a query from my boss then. I can assure you that I will restructure Nigeria within six months of my administration,” he said.
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