The Spokesman of Atiku Abubakar 2019 Presidential Campaign, Chief Segun Showunmi, has called on the Federal Government to restructure Nigeria as the nation moves into the New Year – 2022.
According to Showunmi, the country had wobbled enough and to claim its position as the ‘giant of Africa’ it is supposed to be, machinery must be set in motion in 2022 “to allow the spirit and ideals of restructuring flow unhindered.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart equally expressed displeasure with the “lackadaisical way” the Federal Government had been fighting the war against corruption, urging it to “go after corrupt governors in 2022.”
In his New Year message made available to DAILY POST on Friday, the Egba chief maintained that the much thoughts given to the idea of restructuring had left him with a settled opinion that more powers and authority should be given to the constituents components of the country, saying this will “unleash our potential as a rainbow nation and it will engender peace, progress and prosperity.”
On the fight against corruption, Showunmi called for decisiveness, adding that “the best place to start is with the managers of our subnational economies a.k.a The Governors.”
He said, “I cringe watching these set of people stride across our country in boastfulness and undue arrogance, many of who are just stealing their states blind with little or nothing to show for the huge resources that accrue to the state.”
He regretted that the present effort at fighting corruption was way too selective and damn too lackadaisical.
He stressed that a good place to start the fight against corruption “is to begin to profile and go after governors in the penultimate years.”
While seeing this as a way to slow down graft, he expressed confidence that “we will hold them to better account of their stewardship,” stressing that “we cannot continue to stumble on the same stone.”
On insecurity, the politician believed that the nation must embrace state police to overcome its growing insecurity challenge.
“States are matured enough to be allowed to have their police, the fear of abuse pans away in the face of our security challenges. It is brainless and lazy to think we cannot fathom how to do this even with the present governance structure that we have,” said Showunmi.
Describing 2022 as a year that would be filled with so much political activities, being the year proceeding 2023 elections, Showunmi urged politicians to play by the rules, charging security agencies to be on the alert to nip in the bud any breach of law.
While wishing all Nigerians a prosperous 2022, Showunmi called for a change in the heart of every Nigerians, saying that it is this most needed change of deceitful attitude that would birth the country we all could be proud of.