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Southern, Middle Belt Leaders task APC executives on restructuring



The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has tasked those that would emerge as members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from its National Convention holding today to redeem the party’s image by honouring the promise to restructure the country.

The forum, in a statement signed by its spokesmen yesterday, Yinka Odumakin (Southwest); Bassey Henshaw (South-South), Chogozie Ogbu (Southeast) and Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt) said the new chairman should act according to the party’s promises in its manifesto to restructure Nigeria. “APC promised to create three millions jobs annually in 2015 but nine million jobs have been lost instead in three years. Frustration is driving many citizens to commit suicide. A recent study by NOI polls showed that poverty and malnutrition now account for 31 per cent of deaths. Workers are owed as much as 18 months salaries in some states. The manufacturing sector is comatose as our environment becomes increasingly hostile to business. Our young people searching for greener pasture perish in droves in the desert. No fewer than 10,000 Nigerians died between January and May 2017 while trying to illegally migrate through the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts according to the Nigerian Immigration Service.”

It added that life is daily becoming miserable and hellish for most Nigerians, who lack access to government freebies, charging the would be APC new leadership to realise the fact there could be no other way out but to restructure and every politician seeking votes in 2019 should be asked where he or she stands on the matter.

It also accused the party of reneging on its promises, stressing that in 2015,the party put it in its manifesto to restructure Nigeria into a true federation but after obtaining the votes it turned round to deny knowing the meaning of restructuring.

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