Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against abetting continued injustice in the country.
Turaki who is from Kebbi State, a predominantly Hausa state in Northern Nigeria, says the manifest ills of the APC administration compelled him to enter the presidential race.
The aspirant who was speaking in a meeting with his supporters in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, said he was committed to implementing of the principle of restructuring, if he becomes the country’s president in a bid to ensure peace, justice and fairness needed to accelerate development.
Turaki, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, lamented the resurgence of agitations for ethnic self-determination noted that “we are getting to a situation where citizens are considering self-help measures to address their problems because of the divisiveness and open discrimination by the APC government because certain parts of the country did not vote for the party.
“The attitude of the government, has heightened mutual distrust among the people to the extent that some are even doubting the sustenance of the Nigerian Project today.”
He said that some of the laws including the constitution were skewed in a manner to sustain the imbalance in the polity, giving rise to agitations by component parts.
A development, he said, has necessitated the need for restructuring starting with the review of relevant laws.
While stressing that it was not enough to speak about restructuring without outlining a road map for addressing the concern, he said it was essential to address restructuring from the perspectives of devolution of power, resource control, true fiscal federalism, creation of states and the the issue of state police that have agitated the minds of people.
This former Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister vowed that he will implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Political Conference disregarded by the Buhari administration which could have quelled the agitations for self-determination.
He also claimed that he has the capacity to take required decisions to tackle the perennial security challenges having served as chairman of a presidential committee which made extensive and holistic recommendations on the problem, but were also disregarded by the ruling APC.