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Oct 8, 2018 22 tweets 17 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
It is great that most parties have now identified their flag bearers for the 2019 Presidential Election. In that vain, I'd love to congratulate President @MBuhari of the @OfficialAPCNg, and @atiku of the @OfficialPDPNig as the two major contenders.
The debate is expected to be issue-based, and void of unnecessary propaganda (hopefully) from both camps.

One of such issues is that of #Restructuring which appears to be a major part of @atiku's campaign of which, I am of the view, should be addressed.
#Restructuring, as an issue, is not new. Actually, it was a major part of the campaign of the @OfficialAPCNg back in 2014/15. Atiku was a member of the APC at the time.
After winning the 2015 Presidential Election, the @OfficialAPCNg did NOT jettison the topic of #Restructuring. Not at all. Rather, the APC went to the drawing board to identify the best way to go about the issue.
After months of painstaking assessment, the @OfficialAPCNg constituted the True Federalism Committee (@NGRTrueFed) headed by @GovKaduna, Mallam Nasir @elrufai. The committee consisted of 23 members, some of whom have recently moved to other parties.…
The @NGRTrueFed got down to work and identified 12 major points that make up the general concept of #Restructuring, as defined by Nigerians from different walks of life.
What followed next was a Call for Memoranda from the general public, based on the 12 classifications, with a 13th option for any other issue anyone might relate to #Restructuring...
Following the Call for Memoranda was a series of Zonal Public Consultations across the country, covering all the geo-political zones. These consultations were structured to receive feedback from elders, women, the youth & CSOs.
The Public Consultations weren't restricted to within the shores of Nigeria alone as the @APCUKingdom collaborated among themselves to host one for Nigerians in the UK...
While the consultations moved from zone to zone within Nigeria, some of us can still remember @atiku's comments regarding the input from the North East zone, with particular reference to @GovMAA's contribution...
The seriousness of the consultations on #Restructuring (True Federalism) led to the invitation of Mallam Nasir @elrufai to discuss the issue at Chatham House back in September, 2017...
You can find the Question and Answer session of the Chatham House discourse on #Restructuring here...
The @NGRTrueFed were working closely with the leadership of the @nassnigeria at the time, hoping for immediate and rapid deliberations as soon as the consultations were done, and the report sent to #NASS.
At the end of the consultations, the Mallam Nasir @elrufai-led @NGRTrueFed made the report of their findings public, and actually organized a public presentation for that...
Here are a few summaries of the report based on the 12 major topics:
And more...
For an extensive read on the report submitted by the True Federalism Committee (@NGRTrueFed), kindly click here to download a copy:…
With the amount of work put in by this @OfficialAPCNg administration regarding the issue of #Restructuring, I believe what Nigerians should know that we are beyond the conversation stage. Rather, focus should be on why @nassnigeria has never deliberated on it.
It is my hope now that @bukolasaraki is done with his games & gallivanting, he will reconvene the @nassnigeria, and get to deliberating on the tons of issues begging for their attention. Issues that would truly help to #GrowNigeria. Issues like the report on #Restructuring
While I also hope that @atiku and his people will put an end to bringing it up like it is something new. It isn't, and the @OfficialAPCNg have already worked on it.

We can move on to the issue of #Corruption whenever he is in the mood.
Thank you.

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I had already seen your article on Premium Times. You sure made me laugh as you tried real hard to sound technical while responding to Prof. Osinbajo. Your article is less than watery, if there's anything like that, and I will show you why. Stay with me.
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