Restructuring: APC chieftain dampens hope of Nigerians, says controversial issue is not in ruling party’s agenda
- Former Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has stated that the ruling party did not promise Nigerians restructuring during its campaigns
- The former Ondo governor claimed that those clamouring for restructuring don’t even know what it really means, and advised Nigerians to seek for devolution of powers instead
- Chief Akande insisted that the issue of restructuring was not found anywhere in the ruling party’s manifesto
Chief Bisi Akande, former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has allegedly stated that restructuring was not one of the promises made by the ruling party during its campaigns before the 2015 general elections.
According to reports, the party chieftain allegedly made his comments in a chat with newsmen after the South West APC stakeholders meeting in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Thursday, October 12.
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NAIJ.com gathers that Akande alleged that restructuring was not mentioned anywhere in the APC manifesto, and advised Nigerians to clamour for devolution of powers instead.
He reportedly stated: “Restructuring is not our language; go and ask those people shouting restructuring what is the definition of restructuring.
“What we are saying is devolution of powers. Go and ask restructuring advocates that question. Go and ask them the meaning of restructuring.”
Akande further commended the APC South-West governors present at the meeting for performing excellently, and stated that the decision of the meeting was to give states more powers and functions in order to allow them have more leeway to make decisions.
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In a related development, NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central constituency hinted that the recent moves by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), at restructuring Nigeria, might be fake.
In a Facebook post which the outspoken senator titled: ‘Timetable for Restructuring’, he noted that the recent setting-up of a committee to look into how to restructure Nigeria, was a ploy by the ruling party to buy time.
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