Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have continued to trade words over their understanding of the concept of restructuring. While Abubakar accused Osinbajo of “lacking appreciation of the core tenets of the concept”, the vice-president said Abubakar’s “concept of restructuring is understandably vague.
In his latest response, Abubakar asked Osinbajo to stop “this continuous prevarication, this approbation and reprobation” and stick to whether he is in support of restructuring or not.
He said while Osinbajo could change his stance on the call for restructuring, he should not “use one finger to hide behind semantics”.
According to the former number two citizen, “true progressives know that Nigeria needs to be restructured and restructured soon”. The call for the restructuring has been on the front burner under this administration, with political bigwigs disagreeing on whether the country should be restructured or not.
While the debate had dwindled, Osinbajo raised the dust in a statement on Monday when he said that the problem with Nigeria is not a matter of simple geographical restructuring but about managing resources properly and providing for the people properly.