The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, if elected in the 2023 elections, has promised to support legislative measures to devolve more power to certain levels of government.
Atiku made the pledge at an interactive session with members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors in Lagos on Wednesday. Addressing misinterpretations of his comments on restructuring with the Lagos Business School Alumni Association, the former vice president said: “It is unfortunate that a section of the media reported my remarks yesterday (Tuesday) at an event that raises doubts. I am ready to implement my restructuring agenda.
“So let me take advantage of today’s gathering of media gatekeepers in Nigeria to say without a doubt that my restructuring agenda is intact and will be implemented from my first day.”
“I have already received a report from a group of constitutional law experts that I have assembled to study our constitution and highlight areas where there are items that can be moved to the concurrent and residual lists of the constitution.
“If I am elected president next year, I can assure you that I will begin working to implement that report on my first day in office.”
Atiku, while fielding questions from editors, said his government would work in sync with the private sector to fill the infrastructure gaps in the country.
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