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We shall devolve power to states – Atiku



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The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has promised that if elected in the 2023 elections, he will support legislative measures transferring more power to other tiers of government.

Atiku made the pledge at an interactive session with members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors in Lagos on Wednesday. Correcting the misinterpretations of his comments on restructuring at a parley with the Lagos Business School Alumni Association, the former vice president said, “It is rather unfortunate that a section of the media reported my remarks at an event yesterday (Tuesday) which casts doubts on my readiness to implement my restructuring agenda.

“Let me therefore take advantage of today’s gathering of Nigerian media gatekeepers to state unequivocally that my restructuring agenda is intact and will be implemented from my first day in office.”

“Already, I have received a report from a team of constitutional law experts that I assembled to look into our constitution and highlight areas where there are items that can be moved to the concurrent and residual lists of the constitution.

“Let me assure you that if I am elected president next year, I will begin working on the implementation of that report on my very first day in office.”

Atiku, while fielding questions from the editors, said his government would work in sync with the private sector to fill the infrastructural gaps in the country.

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