The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) on Saturday has urged leaders in the All Progressive Congress(APC) party including Caretaker Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, its National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, among others to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari over call to restructure the country.
The party urged Muhammadu Buhari to fullfil it promises he made on restructuring for better governance when Nigerians voted him as president again in 2019.
PDP in a statement signed by The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan also call on the president to immediately formulate the restructuring bill for the National Assembly to begin implementation.
The statement read; ”Our party also tasks APC leaders to respond to their members in the Senate, who through their spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Basiru, have declared that restructuring, as promised by APC, is only a ‘slogan’ as well as the revelation that neither the APC nor its leaders had submitted any memorandum for the promised restructuring and devolution of power upon which they rode to power in 2015.”
The PDP spokesman stated further that, “Our party holds that the inaction of the APC in the face of the dismissive declaration by the Buhari Presidency that Nigerians, who they had promised restructuring, should now channel their demands to the National Assembly, only goes to further validate the assertions among Nigerians that the APC is a deceptive power-grabbing platform, which is not interested in governance or fulfilling its promises to Nigerians.”
“Our party asserts that beside President Buhari, other bigger culprits of the failure on restructuring are the silent leaders of the APC who, despite promising restructuring, are clandestinely supportive of its huge betrayal.
“The APC must, therefore, take responsibility for the on-going challenges to the national unity, having failed to fulfill the promises they made on restructuring such as devolution of power and true federalism.
“We are already aware of plots by certain APC leaders to recourse to condemning President Buhari as being singularly responsible for the failures of his administration and use such a narrative to deceive Nigerians again with another round of fake promises on restructuring.
“The APC cannot deceive Nigerians again with their planned disowning of President Buhari in 2023 as the people are already aware of its plots. President Buhari, the APC and its leaders must collectively take responsibility for the failures of their administration and allow the nation her desired new lease of life by exiting our political firmament come 2023,” Kola added.