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How Buhari Outwitted Tinubu About Restructure

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ElevateNews takes a look at the APC Restructure deceit and how Buhari outwitted Tinubu.

Prominently sitting on top of the manifestos of the All Progressives Congress in 2015 was the plan to restructure the political architecture of Nigeria as the first condition to revamp the fallen economy.

As a matter of fact, many Yorubas voted Buhari because of that clause in the APC manifestos. The Southwestern part of the country has championed the campaign for true federalism cum resource control and being one of the leaders of agitators, many had thought that the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would impress this on the APC government.

APC is a product of Tinubu’s ACN and Buhari’s CPC. Four years after, restructuring has remained the agenda the APC would never touch. The president has not even mentioned restructuring in most of his speeches since he assumed office.

The party set up a kangaroo committee, chaired by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and in its report, the committee had recommended the scrapping of the local government tier of government and proposed State police.

Some of these recommendations are good but the report must have grown dust on the shelf. Restructuring is no more the problem of APC or Buhari. In fact, Buhari’s body language suggests that he does not want the restructuring to happen because it is the only way to weaken the north.

The restructuring was killed the day the APC visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo to seek his support. The former president would never support any candidate that would restructure Nigeria and I think that is the only advice President Buhari had agreed with Obasanjo.

Buhari has shown some smartness when he posthumously awarded the winner of the June 12, 1993 election, Chief MKO Abiola with GCFR and the late fiery human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehimi with another national award.

To many southwestern political elites who are members of APC, President Buhari had done well but to the cabal around the president, most of whom are northerners, the award is a restructure on its own.

At least, Buhari has restructured what Obasanjo could not by declaring June 12 as Democracy Day instead of May 29, which was declared by former President Obasanjo.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has never relented in his call for State police but his campaign hardly makes sense to me in that he is a member of the government that is failing to make it happen.

What is stopping this government if it so much believes in State police? What is stopping this government from implementing the most critical and historychanging agenda of its manifestos?

Why is it difficult for Buhari to act on the recommendation of the APC committee on restructuring if really the party is set to take Nigeria out of the doldrums? Why is this government so full of craps and deceits?

There is a reason for coming up with this agenda but the ulterior motives of the politicians have since changed their right intention for this country.

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