Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for a political economy in the
quest for true federalism in Nigeria in order to ensure class elevation and egalitarianism.
Governor Ahmed, who made the call on Monday in Ilorin at the All Progressives
Congress, North Central Zonal Public Meeting on True Federalism, maintained that the
core of the current agitation for true federalism or restructuring is a drive towards
redistributing resources in an equitable manner.
Governor Ahmed said any structure that meets the economic and political aspirations of
the majority of citizens will be welcomed. According to him, the nationwide dialogue by
APC on true federalism connects with the party’s expressed commitment to making
governance more meaningful to the people by changing the way people are governed,
especially in terms of access to and allocation of resources.
Also speaking, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola said the APC set up the committee
on true federalism as a way of aggregating the views of Nigerians on how the nation
should be governed.
Various speakers from labour unions, traditional councils, community development
associations, professional bodies, marketers, youth and religious groups agreed on the
unity of the country, independent candidacy, devolution of power and local government
autonomy but rejected the idea of creating new states.