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Action Alliance: Without restructuring, Nigeria won’t last 10 years
Kenneth Udeze, National Chairman of Action Alliance, says Nigeria may not last another 10 years if the country is not restructured.
Udeze said the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to live up to its pre-election promise of restructuring the country is a “disappointment” and a “betrayal”.
He also wants the federal government to implement the report of the 2014 National Conference, warning that the government’s obstinacy to heed agitations in the country could lead to the fulfillment of doomsday prophecies that Nigeria would eventually disintegrate.
“The disintegration that some people have prophesied about this country may come to pass if we don’t restructure,” he said.
“If we don’t restructure, this country may not be the same in the next 10 years, and that is the gospel truth. It may not even last up to 10 years.
“With restructuring, the agitations of the people will be accommodated and we will be better for it. But if not, we are heading for doom and it may even be before the 2019 elections.
“The only way to douse the tension in the country is to restructure and that is where the acting president needs to work and stand his ground.
“A lot of leaders of thoughts have been calling for this and some of us strongly believe that Nigeria will be more united when we restructure.”
Also, Sam Eke, National Chairman, Green Party of Nigeria, formerly called Citizens Popular Party, said Nigeria is standing on a shaky foundation, and can never move forward.
Eke, who doubles as Secretary General of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), said restructuring remains the solution to douse the various voices agitating for secession in the country.
“Calls for secession are borne out of the fact that a lot of people are not comfortable and things are not working,” he said.
“Restructuring is to practise federal system of government the way it should be practised. If you copy something, you copy very well.
“We should have state police and states should be allowed to control their resources. That way, the concentration on the Federal Government will be lesser and there will be healthy competition among the states.
“We need to empower the states and the local governments should not operate joint accounts with the state governments; it is a monumental fraud that must be stopped .
“The constitution that was bestowed on us by the military government cannot be allowed to continue. And any government that refuses to look into the recommendations of the 2014 confab does not mean well for this country.”