The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has declared that the restructuring the people of the South West region have been clamouring for will be implemented during his administration.
Atiku made the declaration on Thursday while addressing thousands of supporters who converged at Mapo Hall in Ibadan, Oyo State, to listen to him.
Some of the chieftains of the party who were at the PDP campaign in the state included the vice presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP National Chairman, Iyorcha Ayu, his predecessor, Prince Uche Secondus, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and his counterpart from Balyesa, Douye Diri, former governor of Kogi and Osun states, Idris Wada and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola respectively and Mrs Titi Abubakar Atiku.
Others are Senator Dino Melaye, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, Hon. Ndidi Elumelu, Abdul Ningi, former governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna, former governor of Cross River, Lyel Imoke, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Senator Philip Aduda, Chief Jumoke Akinjide, Chief Wole Oyelese and Hazeem Gbolarumi.
The former vice president while addressing the people during the PDP campaign in the state pledged that restructuring of the country which the people have been clamouring for would be implemented when he gets to power in May this year.
Atiku alleged that the current government at the federal level has failed to restructure the country, despite the fact that the people of the region have been clamouring for it over the years.
He told the audience the type of restructuring he will introduce would give more powers to states and local government areas.
“I will restructure Nigeria. Restructuring of the country will be achieved during my time. By restructuring, we mean giving more powers and autonomy to the states and local government areas.
“It will be one of the pillars of my government.
“Vote for PDP so that together, we can match to progress,” he said.