Nigeria’s former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar yesterday declared that the citizens were yet to witness the change promised them by the All Progressives Congress-led administration.
Atiku spoke at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, in a lecture series organised by the Senior Staff Club of the University.
Addressing a large crowd made up of academics, students, politicians, Igbo leaders, among others, he stated that Nigeria had failed to realise her potentials as a result of refusal of the political leaders to restructure the country.
“Restructuring will help to bring the benefits of change we promised the people in the last election which we have not seen.
“We need restructuring in order to address the challenges that hold us back; these problems will remain unaddressed unless we restructure?
“Issue of restructuring is beyond resource control; there are more important issues. In my own vision, restructuring will not make some states richer and some poorer; it is a win-win situation for all the States. Nigeria will derive more revenue after restructuring”, he declared.
Those present at the event include former governors Chief Okwesiieze Nwodo, Obong Victor Atttah, Ohanaeze President, Nnia Nwodo, Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, among others.
In his remarks, Nwodo who chaired the event said “at no point have we had the kind of political tension we have today; it is in time like this that leaders exhume courage.”
He advocated for a Constitution that will reflect the wishes of the people, stressing that the people of Nigeria subscribed to previous constitutions because they had no choice.
Atiku was earlier invested as a fellow of the Senior Staff Club.