File: National Assembly Superior
The Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2014 National Conference Report to the National Assembly.
The get collectively in an announcement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, said that the real provides for an actual restructuring of Nigeria have been contained inside the 2014 nationwide conference report.
Ologbondiyan said that the PDP rejected alleged plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to submit what it described as partisan report of its committee on restructuring into the National Assembly to change the 2014 report.
He described it as strive to manipulate the system as well as to frustrate the widespread clamour and efforts by majority of Nigerians for an actual restructuring.
Ologbondiyan said that such switch would negate the wishes of some 200 million Nigerians, whose collective pursuits have been contained inside the conference report.
He said Nigerians have been alerted of a recent ploy to create an impression of dedication to restructuring, merely to soften the underside for some get collectively leaders’ personal political pursuits, notably presidential ambitions, ahead of the 2023 elections.
“Our get collectively stands on the forefront of efforts for actual restructuring, nevertheless we preserve that the real provides for an actual restructuring are contained inside the 2014 National Conference report.
“The report whereby Nigerians, all through all the divides, collectively provided a road map out of our constitutional quagmires and by no means a partisan report by the APC.
“It is, due to this reality, unacceptable that the 2014 National Conference report, which embodies the wants and hopes of over 200 million Nigerians, has been shelved.”
Ologbondiyan said that the report was personally handed over to President Buhari by his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 for implementation in line with the wishes and aspirations of the people.
“Our get collectively, due to this reality, bills President Buhari to ship out the 2014 National Conference Report, mud it up and present it as an authorities bill to the NASS to info the desired modification to the 1999 Construction (as amended) with regard to restructuring.
“The PDP insists that the partisan whims of 1 get collectively, in a multi-get collectively nation of over 200 million people, cannot override the choices which have been meticulously reached by majority of Nigerians at a nationwide conference.”
Ologbondiyan said that Nigerians have been solely taken with an actual effort in direction of a holistic modification course of which will restructure Nigeria.
This, in accordance to him, embrace the areas of true federalism, devolution of powers, electoral reforms and unbundling of essential devices inside the distinctive itemizing, which the PDP is canvassing.
Ologbondiyan recalled that inside the campaigns that led to the 2019 elections, the PDP made actual restructuring that captures the wants of Nigerians the hallmark of its advertising marketing campaign.
He often called on Buhari to immediately do the needful by presenting the 2014 National Conference report to the National Assembly as an authorities bill on restructuring as desired by Nigerians.
Ologbondiyan said what Nigeria needed at the moment was restructuring genuinely derived from the people and which ensures true federalism, equity, justice, fairness as well as to nationwide cohesion, and by no means a partisan doc.