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Stop Using Restructuring To Woo Voters, Group Tells Atiku

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By Toby Prince

A socio-cultural group, Midwest Movement, has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of using restructuring as a political gimmick to get votes.

Dr Pedro Obaseki, president of the group believes the ex-vice president has no genuine intention to restructure the country.

He spoke against the backdrop of Abubakar’s promise to commence the processes of Nigeria’s restructuring within six months of his administration if he emerges the winner of the February 16 Presidential Election.

Obaseki, a cousin of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, however, stated in Lagos on Friday that only a restructured Nigeria would engender peace, progress and prosperity for the country.

He said, “We will take any presidential candidate who promises to restructure to court if he or she reneges.

“Once you openly commit to restructuring, we will hold you in court if you don’t prosecute it having made an open commitment; an open commitment is a contract whether verbal or written.

“Atiku has come with “let’s keep Nigeria working again’’ as slogan, if Atiku is doing it as a gimmick to get campaign votes, he will regret it because we are going to hold him accountable to his promises unlike in the past,” he said.

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