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Falana to Oyegun: APC promised us restructuring… Read your election manifesto again


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Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist, has advised John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), to recheck his party’s manifesto if he has forgotten that APC promised to restructure the country.

He specifically directed Oyegun to check Article 25 of APC’s manifesto ahead of 2015 general election, where the party stated its intention to restructure the country when it comes to power.

“I refer him to the manifesto of APC, which promised to restructure Nigeria in order to realize the federalism that our forefathers talked about,” he said.

“In article 25 of that manifesto, APC said it was going to initiate programmes that will lead to the restructuring of Nigeria so that true federalism can be realized but you know once you get to power in Nigeria you want to retain the status quo.”

Falana, who spoke at the tribute and colloquium in honour of late Abubakar Momoh, organised by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University chapter, said restructuring should focus on economy rather than on political power sharing alone.

While featuring on a Channels Television morning show, Sunrise Daily, last month, Oyegun had said APC never promised Nigerians restructuring.

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