2023: Make Restructuring Fundamental Objective Of Your Campaigns, CF Tells Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, Others.

 

2023: Make Restructuring Fundamental Objective Of Your Campaigns, CF Tells Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, Others

A pro-restructuring organisation, the Core Federalists (CF) founded by the late Comrade Yinka Odumakin and a few others, has re-emphasised the urgent need for restructuring of Nigeria, calling on all the presidential candidates running for office in the 2023 presidential election to make it a fundamental objective of their campaigns.

The group made this call in a release titled: “Restructuring of Nigeria; A Call For Urgent Action,” and signed by Ambassador Humphrey Orjiako, Chief Handel Okoli and Comrade Mark Adebayo, saying the call became imperative as it had with serious concern noticed that the issue of restructuring Nigeria had not gotten the kind of attention it deserves in the conversations now that “the 2023 general elections knock on our doors.”

CF, while making the call after its meeting in Lagos, posited that no issue more important and urgent than restructuring in present-day Nigeria due to the fact that almost all the challenges the country was battling with namely: insecurity, underdevelopment, economic backwardness, massive corruption and inter-ethnic distrust, among others were not unconnected with the warped structure of the country that, according to it, was not only unsustainable but also unworkable.

 

The group asserted that shifting campaign to issue having to do with restructuring by candidates to the top seat was to assure Nigerians that the next president would restructure the country in a way beneficial to all the six geo-political zones in the land, just as it expressed the belief that restructuring the country would go a long way to ensure equity, justice, peace and the elusive development in Nigeria.

“As the 2023 general elections knock on our doors, the Core Federalists as an organisation has noticed with serious concern that the issue of restructuring Nigeria has not gotten the kind of attention it deserves in the conversations around the elections.

“We, in the CF, believe that there is no issue more important and urgent than restructuring in present-day Nigeria due to the fact that almost all the challenges the country is battling with – insecurity, underdevelopment, economic backwardness, massive corruption and inter-ethnic distrust, religious violence and allied crises – are not unconnected with the warped structure of the country that is not only unsustainable but also unworkable,” the group said.

“Obviously it has not worked for us judging by Nigeria’s recent and not-so-recent history,” it added.

Speaking further, the group reminded Nigerians that the country’s golden era was the period it ran a system of True Federalism from 1958 to 1966 before the military putsch truncated the First Republic and the federal structure that sustained it up to that point.

According to it, Nigeria functioned far better under real Federalism than it had under a unitary system that had drawn it backwards by several decades and rendered it incapable of competing with the same league of nations like Singapore, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil and others.

“Restructuring Nigeria to make it function optimally as a country of multiplicity of language, culture and religion is an urgent imperative.

 

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