Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar says he will support legislative measures that will transfer more power to other tiers of government if elected in the 2023 elections.
Atiku Promises To Devolve Power To States
He gave the promise on Wednesday during an interactive session with members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors in Lagos.
Atiku corrected the misinterpretations of his comments on restructuring at a parley with the Lagos Business School Alumni Association.
He said, “It is rather unfortunate that a section of the media reported my remarks at an event yesterday (Tuesday) which casts doubts on my readiness to implement my restructuring agenda.
“Let me, therefore, take advantage of today’s gathering of Nigerian media gatekeepers to state unequivocally that my restructuring agenda is intact and will be implemented from my first day in office.
“Already, I have received a report from a team of constitutional law experts that I assembled to look into our constitution and highlight areas where there are items that can be moved to the concurrent and residual lists of the constitution.
“Let me assure you that if I am elected president next year, I will begin working on the implementation of that report on my very first day in office.”
Atiku, while fielding questions from the editors, said his government would work in sync with the private sector to fill the infrastructural gaps in the country.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that a Publisher of the Daily Nigerian newspaper, Jaafar Jaafar says he believes Atiku won the 2019 presidential election