Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, (APC) Atiku Abubakar
Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former Secretary-General of the Common Wealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku have backed calls for the country’s restructuring
The duo opined that the devolution of power will foster unity, patriotism stressing that the citizens have legal right to peacefully agitate for restructuring.
Atiku, stated this at the third dialogue series on national unity, integration, and devolution of power/restructuring organised by the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD), held at the weekend in Abuja.
He stressed the need for the Federal Government to embrace negotiations rather than individuals sponsoring youth groups to issue provocative statements capable of causing unrest in the country.
He identified hate speeches by self-acclaimed representatives of different ethnic groups as the biggest obstacle to realising a productive negotiation.
He pointed out that the people’s needs go beyond good governance but equitable and all-inclusive governance which he said, will give a sense of belonging to everyone irrespective of parts of the country.