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Next president must be ready to reset Nigeria, says Adegbuyi

By Seye Olumide, South-West Bureau Chief, Ibadan
12 August 2022   |   2:32 am
The immediate Postmaster-General of the Federation, Mr. Bisi Adegbuyi, has said that the agenda of whoever emerges as president in 2023 should be to reform the country.

Bisi Adegbuyi

The immediate Postmaster-General of the Federation, Mr. Bisi Adegbuyi, has said that the agenda of whoever emerges as president in 2023 should be to reform the country.

Adegbuyi, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in an interview with The Guardian, said he was hopeful that the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, would win.

He said: “If Tinubu does not want to fail in office, he must prioritise political reforms. I believe the time is ripe for this nation to be reformed politically.

“Let me say it pointedly that Nigeria urgently requires a reset and whoever tries to do it or make an attempt to do it, would have his name recorded in gold. And I belief again, talking like a politician, Tinubu is the right man to do that because all the issues are clear to him.”

Adegbuyi also said that in the journey of trying to achieve a strong, united Nigeria and nationhood, Tinubu should continue to engage his political associates in the North.

The former Postmaster-General also urged the advocate of restructuring to change their language of communication.
According to him, it is necessary to change the communication strategies regarding our advocacy for restructuring.

He said: “We need to talk more about political reforms now. Those who are vehemently opposed to restructuring believe that it is a means for disintegration. But whether they are right or wrong is a different thing. If that is their mind-set, we should not continue making our advocacy more difficult by refusing to change our communication strategy.

“Nigeria is due for political reform and I want to put this on record that Nigeria of today, because of the mutual suspicion, distrust, ethnic cleavages and the fact that we have done a very poor job of leveraging on our diversities, it is now time for Nigeria to embrace political reform.”