The Presidency has debunked claims of President Buhari being against restructuring which has been a topic of discussion recently
Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,
on Channels TV’s Independence Day edition of Politics yesterday, admitted that restructuring is embedded in the All Progressives Congress (APC) manifesto, but that President Buhari has a different approach to it.
According to him, the Buhari-led administration believes that anything outside the National Assembly is not representative of the will of the people.
“Yes (restructuring) is there in our party’s manifesto but I think the difference with those advocates is the mechanism for achieving this,” he said.
“I guess that some of them think that this can be achieved through a process that alienates the parliaments.
“Our sense is that an elected government in a democracy must work with the elected parliament and that anything outside the parliament, not elected by the people is not representative of the popular will of the people because the parliament is the repository of the popular will of the people.
“So, if the Nigerian parliament says this is the way to go, the president will consider it,” Shehu added.