NIGERIA will not be restructured before and after the 2019 general election.
Those were the words of a Senator belonging to the All Progressive Congress (APC), Shehu Sani.
Sani was reacting to the report on restructuring submitted by Kaduna Governor, Nasir El Rufai-led committee.
El-rufai who headed the party’s committee on restructuring tendered it report to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Thursday.
The major recommendations of the report includes; devolution of power to states, establishment of state police, independent candidacy among others.
Sani who described the report as a ‘political gimmick‘ said said the report was aimed at diverting people’s attention from a letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“El-Rufai APC restructuring committee is self-serving, political gimmick aimed at diverting attention away from Obasanjo’s letter. It’s also a campaign document for 2019. It’s not a report worthy of the paper it was written,” he was quoted by Premium Times to have said.
The lawmaker also said the report on reaching the country’s upper legislative chamber will be used as ‘toilet paper.’
“El-Rufai is anti-restructuring. There will be no restructuring before and after 2019.The President had repeatedly made it clear that the problem is process so what are we talking about.
“El-Rufai simply want to eat his cake and have it; orally calling supporters of restructuring as opportunists and on the other hand submitting a report in support of it.
“When eventually the El-Rufai restructuring committee reaches the senate, it will be photocopied to 109 pieces and shared to the senators to use as Toilet paper. If there are extra copies, it will be shared to Suya and Akara hawkers outside the National Assembly to use it to wrap their products.
“El-Rufai restructuring report will be shredded and modify to serve as a good toilet paper for senators. If there’s seriousness in restructuring it could have started in 2015.”
Meanwhile, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed the motive behind the recent clamour of restructuring the country by the ruling All Progressive Congress.