APC Not Opposed To True Federalism – Odigie-Oyegun
Many Nigerians have been wondering what the position of the ruling party is on the clamour for restructuring of the country.
They have also equally never failed to remind us that it is part of the APC manifesto even though their definition of restructuring differs from what Nigerians expect in different regions.
They have now inaugurated a 24-member committee on True Federalism to articulate the party's position.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, says the party is not opposed to true federalism as perceived in some quarters across the country.
“When we sat down to discuss the union of the APC, it was one of the principal issues that were almost like a no-go-item that we negotiated and agreed.
“And as such, the Constitution and the manifestos of the party are very elaborate in their references to true federalism and devolution of power.
“It is therefore totally inconceivable for uninformed members of the public to jump on this bandwagon of reconstituting the federation,” he said.
He added that such members of the public gave the impression that the APC was “in any way against the principle of taking a fresh look at the basis of our federalism”.