Former Vice President and presidential aspirant in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar has said restructuring of the country as being agitated for by various groups in the country, as the panacea to national cohesion, development and ending pro Biafra agitation by IPOB and MASSOB.
Atiku, who was accompanied by Director-General of his Campaign organization and former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel and other supporters, spoke yesterday in Umuahia, when he came to seek the support of PDP members for his presidential bid. He told journalists that contrary to belief in some quarters, the north was not opposed to re-structuring the country. He also said that the agitation for Biafra will rest when the agitating component units are brought into the mainstream and given their due share of the country’s resources distributed equitably and pledged to do so if elected president.
Before he addressed party members at Okpara Auditorium after meeting with the State PDP Executives at the party office, he paid a courtesy visit to governor Ikpeazu, during which he said that the country presently is more divided along north and south than ever before. He said that while insecurity was on the increase with economic decline as the greatest problem, he lamented that over eleven million people are out of jobs and while other countries are forging ahead, Nigeria is declining.
Atiku who presented a copy of his publication titled, “Restructuring; Pathway to Unity and Development” to the governor said the present APC.
Federal government has reversed all the positive achievements the past PDP government recorded in 16 years, urging Nigerians to elect a capable leadership in 2019 to reverse the trend.