By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial district, Abdulfatah Buhari, has said Senate President, Ahmed Lawan’s anti-restructuring comment wasn’t the position of Nigerian Senate.
Lawan had disagreed with Southern governors’ resolution to restructure Nigeria, last week at a meeting in Asaba, capital of Delta State.
The Senate President spoke to reporters after the Eid prayers at Aso Villa last Thursday, where he cautioned the governors against “regionalism”.
But reacting while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, the lawmaker posited that the Senate President’ comments on ‘Asaba Declaration’ was his personal opinion and not that of the Senate.
The lawmaker maintained that Lawan like any other Nigerian has freedom of speech and could speak on any national issue.
He cautioned against the agitations by some Nigerians to divide the country, saying that if war is triggered off, it will be a war without end, adding that issues in contention should rather be resolved amicably in justice and fairness.
He backed the call for restructuring of the country, saying that time has come to reverse economic structures of the country to create jobs for the youths and fight insecurity.
Earlier at the plenary, Senator Abdulfatah sponsored a motion asking the Senate to probe the recent killing of civilians by men of the Nigeria Customs Service in Iseyin, Oyo State.