The panel constituted by the ruling APC on true federalism, yesterday, visited Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as part of its nationwide consultations to have inputs of all stakeholders.
The chairman of the panel and Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai, said the visit was necessitated by the fact that the National Assembly was the right platform to aggregate such project.
El-Rufai, who was accompanied by other members of the panel, said the APC had observed that there was imbalance in the country as currently constituted, and was committed to correcting the anomaly.
He said his committee had to advise the party to expand its membership to include other stakeholders, such as members of the National Assembly and the youths.
“Whatever discussion we would have on restructuring would have no value until the National Assembly gives it backing,” he said.
Responding, Dogara said the APC as a party had the right people that would take the yearnings of Nigerians on agitations and work out what was best suited for the country without fear or favour.
“The fact that you’re practicing democracy doesn’t mean that everything will work; it is the citizens that make it work. Thank God we’re working to make it work,” he said.
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