THE opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed the motive behind the recent clamour of restructuring the country by the ruling All Progressive Congress.
The opposition party said the ruling party was doing so to hoodwink Nigerians into returning it to power as it does not believe in it.
The PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said it amounts to outright depravity that the same APC leaders who at assumption of office, rejected restructuring will now suddenly turn around to pose as fathers of a restructured Nigeria simply because the 2019 general elections beckon.
HEADLINE reports that notable bigwigs in the APC including President Muhammadu Buhari, who in his 2018 new year address, rejected the idea of restructuring, by declaring that “When all the aggregates of nationwide opinions are considered, my firm view is that our problems are more to do with process than structure.”
Describing the recently submitted report on restructuring by the APC as deceptive, the PDP said “it is instructive to note that the APC refused to rally its members in the National Assembly to support or vote for any amendment that dwelt on restructuring when the federal legislature voted on sections of the constitution where amendments have been proposed in the direction of restructuring.
“If anything, APC leaders have consistently criticized any amendment that spoke or have a semblance of restructuring or true federalism.
“It is therefore deceptive that in the wake of their rejection by the people, the discredited APC and its dysfunctional government have suddenly woken up to parade as champions of a restructured Nigeria. This is a callous and wicked attempt to once again take Nigerians on a trip to the land of fantasy.
“We therefore urge Nigerians to reject the new ploy by the APC to deceive them for their votes in 2019.”