What Nigerians will do to politicians opposed to restructuring – Okupe | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

Doyin Okupe, former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, has opined that Nigerians may not vote politicians who are opposed to the clamour for the restructuring of the country in 2019.

Okupe made the assertion while addressing journalists in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Monday.

The former presidential spokesperson noted that the call for restructuring was being misconstrued by some people to mean balkanisation.

According to Okupe, “Some people erroneously believe that when we call for restructuring, we are calling for the breakup of the country.

“No, restructuring which we are calling for means the return of the country to true federalism which was practised at independence.

“If care is not taken, we may convert 2019 elections into referendum on restructuring. What I mean is that your party will not matter, your personality will not matter, your programmes will not matter; it will be: are you for restructuring or are you against it?

“Those of us who are for restructuring will vote, governors, senators, House of Assembly members, House of Representatives members who are interested in restructuring because we know that the National Assembly is the battleground and we will settle it.”

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  1. You are right. the call for restructuring will determine who win the 2019 general election. So politicians should start writing manifesto that will support restructuring. This present govt is behaving like the proverbial Ostrich with it's head in the sand. The won the 2015 election based on their promise of change. Now my question is what is the difference between Change and restructuring that the whole nation is clamoring for. This Govt might lose the upcoming election if they continue to play the 'hide and seek' game with Nigerian's destiny


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