Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP), Atiku Abubakar has assured of devolution of powers if elected President of Nigeria in the 2023 General Elections.
The former Vice President explained that his first assignment would be to put in motion necessary constitutional amendments that will cause a transfer of more powers and resources to other tiers of government .
Atiku made this position known during an interactive session with members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors in Lagos on Wednesday.
The PDP presidential flag bearer said that it was unfortunate that a section of the media chose to misinterpret his comments at a session with the Lagos Business School Alumni Association on Tuesday.
“Let me therefore use the opportunity of this gathering today with the gate keepers of the Nigerian media to say that my restructuring agenda is intact and it will be implemented from my first day in office.
“Already, I have received report from a team of constitutional law experts which 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 tell you that I will start work on the implementation of that report from my very first day in office if I am elected president next year,” Atiku said.
While also promising to ensure fair representation for Women in his cabinet,Atiku hinted that the disagreement with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the 4 other PDP Governors would soon be resolved.
” It’s a family issue,we are talking to ourselves, it will soon be resolved. All is being done to ensure we moved forward”
The former Vice President also promised that his administration will work closely with the private sector towards ensuring that the gaps in infrastructure deficits are closed.