- Former president of the Senate, David Mark, disclosed why he is supporting restructuring
- Mark declared that restructuring of the country is an idea whose time has come
- Former Senate president, however, vowed that he would always act in citizens’ best interest if he becomes next president of the country
Former Senate president and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator David Mark, on Sunday, September 9, declared that he believed restructuring of Nigeria is the way to go.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Mark who made this known in a statement by his media assistant, Paul Mumeh, said he has taken time to listen to the yearning of Nigerians on the restructuring agenda, adding that he would not make promises that cannot be fulfilled.
He said: “It is understandable that the APC would accuse me of being a new convert to restructuring in view of their many failed promises to the Nigerian people. I will not make promises like them. My antecedent over the years, especially during my tenure as Senate President, is a testimony that I will always act in the nation’s best interest.”
He declared that his position is anchored on the feedback from Nigerians across the board, adding that as a leader, he has to act in consonance with the wishes of people.
He said: “My experience in the last few years shows that a leader is only effective if he listens to the people. The issues of insecurity and the dwindling economic fortune of Nigeria makes it imperative that something has to be done by way of restructuring.
“Rarely has our country been faced with such a state of uncertainty, despair, suspicion and division. If restructuring is the answer, why not now?
“I am a pan-Nigerian, I believe in the sanctity of our unity. Anything that will unite and prosper Nigeria would be my interest and concern. I believe restructuring is the way to go.
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“For once, Nigerians across the geopolitical zones and various ethnic nationalities are of the consensus and indeed united on the subject, restructuring.
“I believe restructuring if anchored on fairness, equity and justice would strengthen our bond of brotherhood and unity. I will always act in the nation’s best interest.
“It is incontrovertible that my eight-year tenure as president of the Senate witnessed stability and unity in the contemporary history of Nigerian politics because we acted in tandem with the wishes and aspirations of the people.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, called for restructuring of Nigeria saying that he will allow different regions to thrive independently.
The monarch also said he preferred restructuring of the country to Igbo presidency in year 2023. Achebe who made this known on Friday, August 24, in Jos after paying a courtesy visit to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state said Nigerians should discard the notion Igbo, Yoruba, or Hausa presidency.
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