Emmanuel Ani, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, Sunday, joined the growing army of Nigerians calling for the restructuring of the country, saying it was strange that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which was at the fore-front of the agitation for true federalism was now against restructuring as the ruling party.
The governor, who hailed the position expressed last Thursday, by the Southwest APC, said the party must now go beyond playing to the gallery and set machineries in motion to restructure the country.
In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said “under the present APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria is returning to full-blown unitary system of government.”
He said; “It is on record that the APC said at a debate on ‘Addressing the rising insecurity in Nigeria, what is the master plan?’ organized by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on December 18, 2014, that it would ensure true federalism and ensure adequate community policing through the establishment of state-controlled police so as to curb the protracted security challenges in the country.
“Sad enough, now that it is the ruling party, the APC is no longer talking about true federalism, especially the state police that it canvassed while in the opposition.”