By Umar Muhammad Puma
National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has said that only true federalism as being campaigned for by the party would correct what he described as ‘bastardized’ structure the country is currently established.
Speaking at e public presentation of the reports submitted the party’s committee by the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai, Oy,egun said Nigeria current system of government is ‘more of unitary system of government.
“We have held flamboyant conferences on the structures of the constitution of this country but each time it always ended up in Nothing. Today, we are moving from set-piece confrences to the beginning of a new Nigeria.
“Today you are going to be partners in the construction of the basic fundamental foundation that is truly wed this county together. There is no question at all that where we were and where we are now is basically a bastardized kind of federal structure, more like a unitary system but what we are going to present to the nation today are the considered views of the critical mass of this institution. Those who are strong in expressing their views, those who are not so strong, the women and the youths of this nation who participated strongly and intensively in the result that are being presented to you today.
“When last year the issue of restructuring boast into the public domain. The main reason being one more issue to reverse Buhari administration at that point, this nation was facing major issue that needed to be trashed out, we are faced with crisis of economy and a collapsed crude market and we were to find a new reality under President Buhari, base on what we can produce.”
Also speaking, Chairman of the committee and the Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Politics, Uba Sani, said his committee has produced clear recommendations and draft bills that incorporate ammendments to strengthen federalism.