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2019: Stop using restructuring to woo voters, Obaseki tells Atiku



Dr Pedro Obaseki , the President of Midwest Movement , says the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , should stop using restructuring as a political gimmick to get votes , if he has no intention of fulfilling his promise , else , he will face court action .Obaseki, a cousin of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State , told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Friday that only a restructured Nigeria would engender peace , progress and prosperity for the country .

He said, “We will take any presidential candidate who promises restructuring to court if he or she reneges .

“ Once you openly commit to restructuring, we will hold you in court if you don ’ t prosecute it having made an open commitment ; an open commitment is a contract whether verbal or written .

“Atiku has come with “ let ’ s keep Nigeria working again ’’ as slogan , if Atiku is doing it as a gimmick to get campaign votes , he will regret it because we are going to hold him accountable to his promises unlike in the past , ” he said.

According to him , the country needs a presidential candidate that strongly believes in and is committed to the restructuring of the nation for Nigeria to join the comity of developed nations of the world .

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He spoke against the backdrop of Abubakar ’ s promise to commence the processes of Nigeria ’ s restructuring within six months of his administration if he emerges the winner of the February 16 Presidential Election .

NAN reports that Abubakar gave the pledge at the PDP rally in Ibadan , Oyo State , on Thursday .

( NAN )