Restructuring: Atiku commends APC Govs, others

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ABUJA, 27 June, 2017:
Former Vice President
and Chieftain of All
Progressives Congress,
Atiku Abubakar
commends the resolution
of the APC Progressive
Governors Forum which
called for restructuring
and true federalism, saying
that the issue transcends
religion and ethnicity.
The former Vice
President also describes as
patriotic the convergence
of positions around
restructuring by leaders
and stakeholders from
diverse regions of the
country noting that it
confirms that he (Atiku
Abubakar) was not just a
lone voice in the wilderness
in the inevitability of
restructuring of Nigeria for
the good of all.
The former Vice
President, in a statement
in Abuja on Tuesday by
his Media Office, explains
that the agitations for
secession would not have
arisen if the country had
shown sincere readiness
to address the underlying
problems that feed the
agitations by separatist
forces.
According to the
Waziri Adamawa, the
restructuring debate
transcends the ambition
of any single politician in
Nigeria, and that any attempt
to ignore the agitations could
make a bad situation more
complicated.
He explains that avoiding
a problem won’t solve that
problem, adding that with
so much hate, distrust,
suspicions and fears in the
country, political leaders
shouldn’t be afraid to
confront the challenge.
According to him, our
current federal structure
should be freely discussed by
allowing the federating units
voice their grievances with
a view to finding workable
solutions that protects the
rights and interests of all.
He says the country could
not afford to allow bottled up
frustrations of the people to
explode into violence, which
threatens not only innocent
lives, but also harms the
country’s economic assets.
Atiku therefore, praises the
Progressive APC Governors
and other leaders and groups
for their courage to confront
the country’s most urgent
national challenge, adding
that separatist agitations are
dangerously threatening
the country’s unity and
indivisibility. To his mind, he
says no country could afford
to take these threats lightly.



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