The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25th election, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, has declared that restructuring the people of south-west have been clamouring for, would be implemented during his administration.
Atiku, made this disclosure while addressing thousands of residents of Oyo State who converged at the frontage of Mapo hall in Ibadan to listen to him.
Some of the chieftains of the party who were at the PDP campaign in the state included the vice presidential candidate, Dr. Ifyanyi Okowa, PDP national chairman, Iyorcha Ayu, his predecessor, Prince Uche Secondus, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and his counterpart from Balyesa, Douye Diri, former governor of Kogi and Osun States; Idris Wada and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, respectively and Mrs. Titi Abubakar Atiku.
Others are Senator Dino Melaye, former vice president, Architect Nnamadi Sambo, former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, Hon. Indidi Elumelu, Abdul Ningi, former governor of Adamawa State, Bonie Haruna, former governor of Cross River, Lyel Imoke, former speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Senator Philip Aduda, Chief Jumoke Akinjide, Chief Wole Oyelese and Hazeem Gbolarumi.
The former vice president while addressing the people during the PDP campaign in the state lamented that the people of south- west have been clamouring for restructuring for many years.
He, however, pledged that restructuring of the country which the people have been clamouring for would be implemented when he gets to power in May this year.
Atiku while speaking further, alleged that the current government at the federal level has failed to restructure the country, despite the fact that the people of the region have been clamouring for it over the years.
He then told the people that his administration would implement what the current government has failed to do.
Atiku while addressing the audience said that the type of restructuring he will introduce would give more powers to states and local government areas.
He added that restructuring of the country will be one of the cardinal points of his administration.
Atiku said, “I will restructure Nigeria. Restructuring of the country will be achieved during my time. By restructuring, we mean giving more powers and autonomy to the states and local government areas.
“It will be one of the pillars of my government. They have failed to implement it. Vote them out. Vote them out completely.
“From top to bottom, vote for PDP, from bottom to top, vote for PDP. We thank you very much.
“Vote for PDP so that together, we can match to progress,” he said.