Former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, on Monday joined those calling for the restructuring of the country.
The ex-governor said no reasonable person from the north would oppose the call to restructure the country.
He stated this after a meeting with elders of the Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum, in Abuja.
Bafarawa, who is a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, in a statement signed by the Director Media and Publicity, Bafarawa Campaign Organization, Mal Yusuf Abubakar, on Monday, in Abuja, stated that nigerians would enjoy the full dividends of democracy through restructuring.
He said: “No reasonable northerner will oppose restructuring for national unity. The only way to develop and move the nation forward is through the restructuring, political unity and respect among Nigerians for the success of the polity.”
Bafarawa said if elected president, he will be a detribalized leader without bias.
“I will never in my life tolerate nepotism or impunity under my leadership, as a governor of Sokoto state for eight years, I did not allow my family to interfere or participates in any of the government running so as not to be coerced to issues that are not in my oath to office,” Bafarawa said.
Those present at the meeting include: Chief Edwin Clark; Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief John Nwodo; and Middle Belt Forum President, Dr Bitrus Pogu.