Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has stated that President Mohammadu Buhari would address the issue of political restructuring if he wins a second term in office by 2019.
Okechukwu said that what Buhari was doing presently is addressing issues of economic restructuring and will look into political restructuring when he is given a second mandate. The VON DG made the statements while giving a nod to a “Handshake across the Niger” meeting, scheduled for EnuguWednesday.
The Chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, congratulated the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo for convening the meeting and appealed to Igbo and Yoruba leadership to support the Rails, Roads, and Power, RRP, projects and the economic restructuring initiated by the President.
Okechukwu assured the Igbo and Yoruba delegates to the Enugu meeting that President Buhari would address the issue of political restructuring in his second term.
He noted that the meeting provides an opportunity for Igbo delegates to lobby their Yoruba counterparts to support the creation of additional state in the South-East and a President of Igbo extraction in 2023 after Buhari’s second tenure.
Okechukwu said: “To be candid, am one of those, who view the two as competing brothers rather than adversaries as some have internalized. I also share the view that the unity of the two will in no small measure enhance the unity of our dear country.
“The delegates should take serious and deep analysis of President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic restructuring captured in RRP – Rails, Roads and Power projects, as enunciated in his 2018 New Year Speech.
“This to me is important because Mr. President has in the midst of competing options elected to first embark on massive critical infrastructure renewal, after which he will embark on political restructuring. The infrastructure renewal is an urgent programme in the face of huge infrastructural deficit.”