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Group urges implementation of restructuring recommendations on polity

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The June 12 Coalition of Democratic Formations has asked the Federal Government to issue a white paper for the implementation of various recommendations for restructuring the nation.

The group’s Acting Chairman, Mr. Linus Okoroji, who stated this yesterday while speaking with newsmen in Lagos, said there is need for the Federal Government to implement various recommendations for restructuring Nigeria.

The group also urged the Federal Government to set up a constituent committee to review and harmonise the various national conferences’ reports, including the Pro-National Conference Organisation (PRONACO).

Okoroji said there was need to address the real problems confronting the nation, which the June 12 mandate sought to address as Nigerians prepare to commemorate the anniversary,

According to him: “It is our considered view that restructuring of the Nigerian polity is the true answer to the myriad of challenges besieging the country. There exists crimes of all sorts all over the places, through the North-East, North-West, North-Central, South-West, South-East and South-South, such as insurgency, kidnappings, banditry, farmers/herdsmen clashes, armed robberies, oil pipeline vandalism, ritual killings resulting in countless deaths of innocent citizens and destruction of property worth billions of naira.

“Therefore, we at June 12 Coalition of Democratic Formations are left with no option than to insist that only the return to federalism as practised prior to the incursion of military adventurists into our country’s political life can set Nigeria back to the path of glory, progress, stability and prosperity. It will also promote individual citizens, tribal and ethnic liberty, freedom, peace and unity in diversity.”

He, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for being a pacesetter for recognising June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, stating that their agitations and advocacy over the last 25 years were ignored by successive administrations until the President mounted the saddle and did the needful in 2018 and it has now become a law in Nigeria.

Also, General Secretary of the group, Mr. Nelson Ekujumi, charged the government at all levels to come up with a roadmap involving the collaboration of the local communities as we seek to address the increasing state of insecurity in the land.He said there was need to decentralise power in Nigeria, adding that there was also need to restructure the nation politically, geographically and economically.

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