Atiku’s restructuring plan not clear – Umeh

Atiku’s restructuring plan not clear – Umeh


The senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District , Chief Victor Umeh , on Friday , said the restructuring plan outlined by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , was not clear .

Umeh , who said restructuring was integral to Nigeria ’s development in all ramifications, however , noted that it should not be reduced to mere political propaganda .

He said both the All Progressives Congress and the PDP had not shown strong commitments to restructuring , the way Nigerians desired it.

Umeh added that the recommendations of the 2014 National Constitutional Conference should be revisited .

He said Nigeria would not make any progress without the implementation of the recommendations of the confab .

Umeh noted that any political party that did not commit to restructuring in specific terms did not wish the country well .

“That national conference had far -reaching decisions that would help this country .

“It also had the best brains in the country from all walks of life , numbering over 400 .

“Restructuring Nigeria would make the economy of the states to rebound because people will return to their original source of comparative advantage , as the zones will become competitive , and not what we have today where state government officials go to Abuja monthly to collect allocations .

“ Both the APC and the PDP have not made firm commitments to restructuring Nigeria , and any party that does not see restructuring as the cynosure of all eyes does not wish Nigeria well ,” he said .

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  1. Maitama Tambari says:

    The deception of Atiku Abubakar idea on restructuring is emerging because as Senator Umeh said, it is not clear. To start with, Umeh declaration that National Conference under Jonathan Administration on restructuring should be visited is not possible. PDP who steers the National Conference and refused to look at it cannot be loaded to APC Administration. Atiku’s stubbornness on restructuring Nigeria within or starting the process is without spirit. Restructuring to South East is different to South West thought on restructuring.

    The North is quite on restructuring issues not because it is not concerned about it but because the intentions were to reduce the political power of the North. Both South East and South West positions at National Conference were annexation of Northern Region areas bordering them. It is between Benue, Kogi and Kwara States but to confuse the situation put the so called Middle Belt into the equation then the issue becomes messy.

    Restructuring is only good if we talk on devolution of powers from the Central Administration to Local and States Administrations.

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