Second Republic Presidential Liaison Officer, Tanko Yakasai, on Monday noted that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the constitutional right to restructure Nigeria.
The elder statesman called on individuals calling for restructuring to ensure that their representatives in the National Assembly and State Assemblies perform their duties by providing legislative structure required to restructure the country.
Yakasai while speaking on Monday said, “The President does not have the powers to restructure Nigeria.”
“He can initiate a bill just like every other Nigerian and send the same to the National Assembly for necessary action.”
“I will urge proponents of restructuring to send proposals to the national assembly and put pressure on their representatives to do the needful.”
“We need to follow the necessary procedure to achieve the desired goals. We are currently running a constitutional democracy which requires dialogue and consultation.”
“Whatever the issues are, we can approach our legislators and ensure that our voices are heard.”
He further stated that the country will be a better place if issues are debated and agreements reached.
Recall that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and several other prominent Nigerians on Saturday called on President Buhari restructure the country to save it from a breakup.
The Presidency in its reaction through Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said, “This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.”
Source: Naija News