How military administrations caused Nigeria’s problems – APC chieftain, Akande


Bisi Akande
A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bisi Akande, has accused the military of lopsided political structure on Nigeria.

The former Governor of Osun State berated successive military governments that ruled Nigeria for 29 years since independence for creating, “states and local governments by fiat for selfish reasons rather than through any scientific political reasoning.”
Delivering a paper titled, “Devolution of Powers and National Restructuring” over the weekend at the APC-USA Second Annual Convention in Washington DC, Akande said the error by successive military governments has “necessitated a restructuring of the country.”
He lamented that the military,” inequitably created more local governments per population per state in the North than in the South, thereby giving the North an unfair advantage in revenue allocation from the national treasury.”
Akande, therefore, called for restructuring, which he described as “equitable rearrangement and redistribution of the existing states and local governments per population within the various ethnic nationalities”.
He said, “Appropriate amendments to the country’s constitution, according to him, will be required to accommodate the various rearrangements and redistributions.”
The former APC chairman, however, admitted it would be “politically unwise to define the word equitable in such a way that it would be easy to convince those enjoying the unfair advantage at present to surrender such.”
He said restructuring was a “Herculean task for all Nigerians compared to the political change of power for which the APC was put together.”

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