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2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by akelicious(m): 7:06pm On Dec 05
The Senator representing Anambra central in the National Assembly, Senator Victor Umeh has accused candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, of merely playing politics with their promise of restructuring Nigeria.
Umeh said the duo of President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar were using restructuring to garner the support of the people, but have not shown strong commitment to restructuring the country.

Umeh said the national conference of 2014 brought together the best brains in the country from all walks of life, with 492 delegates, which is presently bigger that the size of the country’s parliament.


The Senator, who was speaking to Akelicious in an interview in his hometown, Aguluzoigbo in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State said any political party that does not commit to restructuring in specific terms does not wish the country well.

“That national conference had far reaching decisions that can help this country. It also had the beat brains in the country from all walks of life.

“Restructuring Nigeria would make the economy of the states to rebound because people will return to their original source of wealth as the zones will become competitive, and not the monthly rush to Abuja for allocation.


“Both APC and PDP have not made firm commitment to restructuring Nigeria, and any party that does not see restructuring as the cynosure of all eyes does not wish Nigeria well.”

He said that while APC has made what he described as epileptic promise by selecting parts of the restructuring document agreeable to them, the PDP candidate merely mouthed it, but refused to state in specific terms how it hopes to do it, and which part of the documents it hopes to put to work.

“PDP said it would restructure, but what the candidate failed to note was that restructuring has components, so he should tell us which of the components it is amenable to.

“For now, only APGA (All Progressives Grand Alliance) candidate, Gen John Gbor has truly committed to restructuring Nigeria. Nigerians should not be fooled, they should ask questions because only restructuring can truly bring peace and put away hate, mutual suspicion and others in Nigeria,” he said.

Full report at https://www.akelicious.net/2018/12/2019-buhari-atiku-playing-politics-with.html

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by bedspread: 7:12pm On Dec 05
Restructuring is the Way Forward!!

GEJ had set the ball rolling! All that was needed was for the next person to Continue..

The 2014 conference was a coming together of Nigerians from all parts of the country!

Wat else does a good leader need?


Pmb or whoever is on top should please Sigb the Electoral Act into law Immediately...







Bro below, Keep Calm.... Better luck next time...

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by OrgasmDonorxoxo: 7:13pm On Dec 05
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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Homeboiy: 7:14pm On Dec 05
Your right sir
Atiku the coni man
Buhari the blamer

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by tstx(m): 7:15pm On Dec 05
Everything is politics in Nigeria....


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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Juliusmalema: 7:15pm On Dec 05
Umeh should face buhari and leave atiku alone.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by ekestic1976: 7:15pm On Dec 05
So who prevented Jonathan from implementing the 2014 Confab Report? Strange, that the main architect of a process should default in carrying to objective ends a process which he started, but that he should expect a frontal antagonist of the process to do so. Now what can be more clueless than this? The problems of Nigeria are inbuilt; it will take more than Restructuring to correct them. Maybe a dismantling first, and a rebuilding later! Only God knows.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Denikayan: 7:19pm On Dec 05
His Excellence, President Mohammadu Buhari (GCFR) is not in that league



Atiku is one dangling restructuring at Flat-Heads


And what hurts the most is that those with nothing to sustain are the ones mostly craving for restructuring


I think they believe erosion is a natural resource they can export.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by TheGreenLand: 7:27pm On Dec 05
SAI BABA take us to the NEXT LEVEL sir.

You are the man sane Nigerians want Baba.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by poshbrave: 7:30pm On Dec 05
in my opinion i believe this should be d questions of debate during d presidential debate and any candidate who cannot tell in clears terms shd be collectively voted out come feb 16
Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by SingleWahala(f): 7:32pm On Dec 05
grin

Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by blacknp(m): 7:53pm On Dec 05
poshbrave:
in my opinion i believe this should be d questions of debate during d presidential debate and any candidate who cannot tell in clears terms shd be collectively voted out come feb 16
Go and read the Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) for yourself and forget all these dull individuals that call themselves rulers or politicians?What we need is awareness,there is no such thing as restructuring,Lazy minded people so called elites use it as an acronym to fool the ignorant peasants.

20 years of democrazy they are still talking of restructuring,who are they waiting for to come and carry out the needed reforms,the military?most Nigerian politicians are ordinary people like myself and you that know very little of governance,opportunist was that found themselves in a position of power.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Topmaike007(m): 8:09pm On Dec 05
Nobody can restructure Nigeria,all those things our politicians are saying is just to get votes

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by kanubiafra: 8:24pm On Dec 05
they have started campaign in the northern part of nigeria i'm yet to hear anything about restructuring, but just wait till they cross into biafraland. and you will see them launch an album on restructuring, just to decieve the foolish southern nigeria. why is it that so far pdp and apc have not talked about it in the north?

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Dappertwayne: 8:28pm On Dec 05
Many of the people clamouring for restructuring don't have an idea of what it really entails. It seems to be the new buzzword in our political lexicography and many have used it to the point that it has become platitudinous. Now, Restructuring basically put, is Fiscal Federalism and Resource Control by the states to allow each develop at its own pace. Nigeria prides itself as a Federal state but our constitutions exemplifies a Unitary one. In other words, the Federal Government is way more powerful than the States which is antithetical to the basic principles of Federalism. So, to Change the Status quo and entrench true Federalism, the Constitution has to be amended, which is an herculean task on its own. Now, if you're telling a State like Sokoto whose IGR is 200m monthly that they won't be getting money from the Federal government anymore after Restructuring, do you think they will agree? Bear in mind that there are 18 other states like Sokoto in Northern Nigeria and a constitutional amendment needs the approval of 24 states out of 36...So how then is restructuring possible? Don't be deceived people. It'll be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Nigeria to the fully restructured. Except of course when Groundnut and other farm produce are more valuable than crude oil in the international market

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by rexwalters: 9:08pm On Dec 05
Dappertwayne:
Many of the people clamouring for restructuring don't have an idea of what it really entails. It seems to be the new buzzword in our political lexicography and many have used it to the point that it has become platitudinous. Now, Restructuring basically put, is Fiscal Federalism and Resource Control by the states to allow each develop at its own pace. Nigeria prides itself as a Federal state but our constitutions exemplifies a Unitary one. In other words, the Federal Government is way more powerful than the States which is antithetical to the basic principles of Federalism. So, to Change the Status quo and entrench true Federalism, the Constitution has to be amended, which is an herculean task on its own. Now, if you're telling a State like Sokoto whose IGR is 200m monthly that they won't be getting money from the Federal government anymore after Restructuring, do you think they will agree? Bear in mind that there are 18 other states like Sokoto in Northern Nigeria and a constitutional amendment needs the approval of 24 states out of 36...So how then is restructuring possible? Don't be deceived people. It'll be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Nigeria to the fully restructured. Except of course when Groundnut and other farm produce are more valuable than crude oil in the international market
Please name one country with a Federal system of Government were the States have more powers than the Federal powers be it the US,Canada or Brazil? and mind you there is nothing in Nigeria's constitution 1999 as amended that makes Nigeria a unitary system of Government,the day a State has more powers than the centre is the day it will ask for it's independence,it happened during the Civil war in the US 1861-1865,Nigeria 1967-1970.

California which by GDP is the 7th richest if it were a country would have long broken away from the United States,there are checks and balances in the constitution to prevent issues like these,go back and read from section 1 to 13 of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 as amended it is all there in print and it shows that the states in Nigeria combined are actually stronger than the Federal but due to Military mentality have delegated their powers to The Federal Government. Economic activities in the Federation belong to the States and Local Governments in accordance with the provisions of the constitution apart from items under the exclusive list.
Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by able1993(m): 9:16pm On Dec 05
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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by BillgatesMaigad(m): 9:22pm On Dec 05
Dappertwayne:
Many of the people clamouring for restructuring don't have an idea of what it really entails. It seems to be the new buzzword in our political lexicography and many have used it to the point that it has become platitudinous. Now, Restructuring basically put, is Fiscal Federalism and Resource Control by the states to allow each develop at its own pace. Nigeria prides itself as a Federal state but our constitutions exemplifies a Unitary one. In other words, the Federal Government is way more powerful than the States which is antithetical to the basic principles of Federalism. So, to Change the Status quo and entrench true Federalism, the Constitution has to be amended, which is an herculean task on its own. Now, if you're telling a State like Sokoto whose IGR is 200m monthly that they won't be getting money from the Federal government anymore after Restructuring, do you think they will agree? Bear in mind that there are 18 other states like Sokoto in Northern Nigeria and a constitutional amendment needs the approval of 24 states out of 36...So how then is restructuring possible? Don't be deceived people. It'll be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for Nigeria to the fully restructured. Except of course when Groundnut and other farm produce are more valuable than crude oil in the international market
So you think the northern states are not economically viable? How were they able to survive before the era of Crude oil?

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by rexwalters: 9:31pm On Dec 05
BillgatesMaigad:
So you think the northern states are not economically viable? How were they able to survive before the era of Crude oil?
Under Nigeria's GDP agriculture is the largest sector with about 35%,oil makes up for about 13% of the whole economy. There is nothing wrong with Nigeria or it's constitution which is designed to be interpreted as people may view it differently that is why we have a supreme court,the people are only lazy minded and are looking to blame someone else for their own shortcomings.

No region of Nigeria will lack if the people want to work and not depend on the centre, which mentality they inherited from the Military.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by chocolatelady(f): 9:40pm On Dec 05
Denikayan:
His Excellence, President Mohammadu Buhari (GCFR) is not in that league



Atiku is one dangling restructuring at Flat-Heads


And what hurts the most is that those with nothing to sustain are the ones mostly craving for restructuring


I think they believe erosion is a natural resource they can export.
My dear, laugh wan kill me ooo. U harsh ooo by saying that "they believe erosion is a natural resource they can export". I believe that u are referring the south east.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Dappertwayne: 9:42pm On Dec 05
rexwalters:
Please name one country with a Federal system of Government were the States have more powers than the Federal powers be it the US,Canada or Brazil? and mind you there is nothing in Nigeria's constitution 1999 as amended that makes Nigeria a unitary system of Government,the day a State has more powers than the centre is the day it will ask for it's independence,it happened during the Civil war in the US 1861-1865,Nigeria 1967-1970.

California which by GDP is the 7th richest if it were a country would have long broken away from the United States,there are checks and balances in the constitution to prevent issues like these,go back and read from section 1 to 13 of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 as amended it is all there in print and it shows that the states in Nigeria combined are actually stronger than the Federal but due to Military mentality have delegated their powers to The Federal Government. Economic activities in the Federation belong to the States and Local Governments in accordance with the provisions of the constitution apart from items under the exclusive list.
Sir I'm a student of law with keen interest in Constitutional law, so that's one area i know like the back of my palm. Now, i never mentioned anywhere that the States are meant to be more powerful. I said the FG has so much power that our system is a unitary one, in practice. Now, the Constitution of the US unlike ours, does not make their states dependent on Allocation from Washington D.C. Each states controls its core resources. Here in Nigeria, only 2 states can survive without Federal Allocation. The Legislative lists vests so much power in the National Assembly and gives very little to the various States. The revenue sharing formula gives the FG a whopping 50% and states get to share about 30% amongst themselves. In an ideal Federal state, FG should only be concerned with national issues like Defence, Currency, Immigration and not income generation from natural resources.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by knowledgeable: 5:00am On Dec 06
Denikayan:
His Excellence, President Mohammadu Buhari (GCFR) is not in that league



Atiku is one dangling restructuring at Flat-Heads


And what hurts the most is that those with nothing to sustain are the ones mostly craving for restructuring


I think they believe erosion is a natural resource they can export.

No my friend, your are wrong again. The so called Flat-heads have much more diversified leverages over you as the country enters into the terminal stage of her tragic history, and you don't even no it. Let me school you just a little bit (not going to reveal all the leverages to you.......cos envy can kill)

At this stage, restructuring/constitutional reform could be the needful solution to pull back the country from obvious demise. By the way, I don't think the next civil war in Nigeria will be Nigeria vs Biafra, rather, it will be most likely religious/regional etc with more hatred towards fulanis than Igbos.

Now, on the sustenance side, hmmmmm... don't you think as Nigeria decent into the abyss, Igbos with the highest entrenched/viable diasporan population remitting/inflows of foreign exchange into the Nigerian economy of over 12 billion dollars yearly not better than your tribe to weather through the storm??.. don't forget that your Flat-head brothers have gone through the worst...faced with genocide/extermination and still survived and prospered. The experience is with them, which you don't have.

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Denikayan: 5:29am On Dec 06
knowledgeable:


No my friend, your are wrong again. The so called Flat-heads have much more diversified leverages over you as the country enters into the terminal stage of her tragic history, and you don't even no it. Let me school you just a little bit (not going to reveal all the leverages to you.......cos envy can kill)

At this stage, restructuring/constitutional reform could be the needful solution to pull back the country from obvious demise. By the way, I don't think the next civil war in Nigeria will be Nigeria vs Biafra, rather, it will be most likely religious/regional etc with more hatred towards fulanis than Igbos.

Now, on the sustenance side, hmmmmm... don't you think as Nigeria decent into the abyss, Igbos with the highest entrenched/viable diasporan population remitting/inflows of foreign exchange into the Nigerian economy of over 12 billion dollars yearly not better than your tribe to weather through the storm??.. don't forget that your Flat-head brothers have gone through the worst...faced with genocide/extermination and still survived and prospered. The experience is with them, which you don't have.


Damn!

Chest-beating runs in the blood


Empty barrels

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by truefact: 6:02am On Dec 06
Denikayan:



Damn!

Chest-beating runs in the blood


Empty barrels
Now why are your likes hate restructuring or total breakup since Igbo's will be worst hit?
Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by kanubiafra: 6:27am On Dec 06
Denikayan:
His Excellence, President Mohammadu Buhari (GCFR) is not in that league



Atiku is one dangling restructuring at Flat-Heads


And what hurts the most is that those with nothing to sustain are the ones mostly craving for restructuring


I think they believe erosion is a natural resource they can export.
MEANWHILE you that have all that will sustain you is against it? while it will afford you the chance to control all you have. you believe islamic terrorism is a natural resource that you can export?

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Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Denikayan: 7:27am On Dec 06
truefact:

Now why are your likes hate restructuring or total breakup since Igbo's will be worst hit?


Because it does not create a level playing ground for all. We considerate. Over 20 states can't even sustain themselves. So what's the point? It will just sink some states.
Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Brodello: 2:41pm On Dec 09
kanubiafra:
they have started campaign in the northern part of nigeria i'm yet to hear anything about restructuring, but just wait till they cross into biafraland. and you will see them launch an album on restructuring, just to decieve the foolish southern nigeria. why is it that so far pdp and apc have not talked about it in the north?

Simple Politics.

Tell them what they want to hear.
Re: 2019: Buhari, Atiku Playing Politics With Restructuring – Senator Umeh by Brodello: 2:51pm On Dec 09
Denikayan:



Because it does not create a level playing ground for all. We considerate. Over 20 states can't even sustain themselves. So what's the point? It will just sink some states.

They can't sustain themselves because the leaders in those states are lazy and waiting for the centre to disperse funds for them to survive.

How did these states survive during the time Nigeria was dependent on Agriculture

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