- Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, commends the stance of the APC governors forum for calling for restructuring and true federalism of Nigeria
- Atiku says the demand for restructuring by leaders from diverse regions of the country was a sign of patriotism
- The former vice president calls for the need to allow federating units make known their grievances with a view to finding workable solutions that protects the rights and interests of all
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said the agitation for the succession of Nigeria would not have arisen if there were sincere efforts to address the problems that prompted the agitation.
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The chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) said this in a statement on Tuesday, June 27, when he commanded the stance of the APC governors forum which called for restructuring and true federalism of Nigeria.
The former vice president in a message through his media office said the demand for restructuring by leaders from diverse regions of the country was a sign of patriotism, Premium Times reports.
Atiku said he was not alone in the call for restructuring, noting that the demand by other Nigerian leaders from diverse regions of the country had confirmed that.
He noted that the restructuring debate transcends the ambition of any single politician in Nigeria.
The APC chieftain warned that failure to address the agitations could make a bad situation more complicated.
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According to him, with so much hate, distrust, suspicions and fears in the country, political leaders should not be afraid to confront the challenge.
Atiku said there was need to allow federating units make known their grievances with a view to finding workable solutions that protects the rights and interests of all.
He said that the country could not afford to allow bottled up frustrations of the people to escalate into violence, noting that such threatens not only innocent lives, but also harms the country’s economic assets.
Meanwhile, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress chieftain, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that the those who are calling for secession and break-up do not mean well.
The former governor of Lagos said: “Voices calling for violence must be roundly condemned for it is wrong to incite brother to go against brother and neighbour to combat neighbour.”
Tinubu said in his Eid-el-Fitri message to Nigerians at the weekend that the only path to toe in achieving the best for all Nigerians is dialogue, Vanguard reports.
The ex-lawmaker's opinion was aired in a statement issued and signed by his media adviser, Tunde Rahman, on Saturday, June 25.
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