Nigeria’s former vice president Atiku Abubakar and Vice present Yemi Osinbajo have been on the issue of restructuring for a while now since the later reportedly spoke in the U.S. about restructuring not being Nigeria’s major problem.
In response, Atiku said Osinbajo got it wrong.
However, the Vice President replied Atiku, a presidential aspirant, explaining his own stance.
Atiku again Tuesday responded to Osinbajo for faulting his stance on the matter, saying that ‘restructuring’ is not an option but a necessity.
In a statement disclosed to PremiumTimes, Atiku queried Osinbajo to choose if he is ‘for restructuring or against it’ and noted that because Osinbajo was faced with an avalanche of public condemnation for his 360-degree turn on the concept of restructuring, it is understandable that the Vice President, has written to Premium Times to douse the tension his comments created.
Recall that Osinbajo had said that Atiku’s concept and stance on restructuring was ambiguous, unclear and failed to include ‘the elephant in the room-Corruption’.
Osinbajo equally accused Atiku of using the word ‘restructuring’ which he is not conversant with to score cheap political points.
His words, “I do not believe that geographical restructuring is an answer to Nigeria’s socio-economic circumstances. That would only result in greater administrative costs. But there can be no doubt that we need deeper fiscal Federalism and good governance