Former Senate president and presidential aspirant from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator David Mark, on Sunday, September 9, has declared that he believes that restructuring of Nigeria is the way to go.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Mark who made revealed this in a statement by his media assistant, Paul Mumeh, said he has taken time to listen to the voice of Nigerians on the restructuring agenda, also saying that he would not make promises that cannot be fulfilled.
He said: “It is understandable that the APC would accuse me of being a new convert to restructuring in view of their many failed promises to the Nigerian people. I will not make promises like them. My antecedent over the years, especially during my tenure as Senate President, is a testimony that I will always act in the nation’s best interest.”
“For once, Nigerians across the geopolitical zones and various ethnic nationalities are of the consensus and indeed united on the subject, restructuring.
“I believe restructuring if anchored on fairness, equity and justice would strengthen our bond of brotherhood and unity. I will always act in the nation’s best interest.
“It is incontrovertible that my eight-year tenure as president of the Senate witnessed stability and unity in the contemporary history of Nigerian politics because we acted in tandem with the wishes and aspirations of the people.”
Earlier on, the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, had called for restructuring of Nigeria saying that it will allow different regions to thrive independently.
The monarch also stated he preferred restructuring of the country to Igbo presidency in year 2023. Achebe who said this on Friday, August 24, in Jos after paying a courtesy visit to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state also said Nigerians should discard the notion Igbo, Yoruba, or Hausa presidency.