Why I want campaign on restructuring suspended, by Agbakoba


Robert Egbe

 

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN has clarified his recent proposal for a suspension of the campaign for restructuring in favour of new development model, called Cooperative Federalism.

He told The Nation that the agitation for restructuring by sub-national groups was causing the country harm, “because President Muhammadu Buhari does not believe in it.”

The development lawyer has been under fire since he made his suggestion on Wednesday last week.
He presented his views in a document titled, ‘Legal and Institutional Restructuring for Next Nigeria’ which argued that Political Federalism or “Restructuring” may be the way to go, but has not been understood and generally accepted.

Some ethnic sub-nationalities, including Afenifere, Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum rejected the proposal, insisting that restructuring was the only way to move the country out of its current crisis.
But responding to their…



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