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  • Updated: December 05, 2019

Demand For Restructuring Tearing Nigeria Apart - Agbakoba

Demand For Restructuring Tearing Nigeria Apart - Agbakoba

A former president, of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, has said that advocating for political restructuring is rending the country's peace apart.

Agbakoba, speaking at a press conference, urged all political parties and socio-cultural groups to suspend the discuss. 

“Rather than bring us together and strengthen us, restructuring has pulled us back. I personally will urge all political parties, all sub-nationalities, like Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Ijaw national, etc, for now, to suspend it, because it is tearing us apart,” he said.

“The President does not believe in it and the President exercises the executive power under the constitution. So, if the President does not believe in it, we are the ones to suffer. Rather, let’s look for a new philosophy.

“Let us put restructuring on hold and I say this not because I don’t believe in it but it is causing trouble in the North and the South. So, I will rather call on all the 36 states to pursue what I call cooperative federalism. Let us cooperate; let us forget about who is exercising that power.”


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