On Monday, Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), lacks the constitutional powers to restructure Nigeria.
Yakasai advised exponents of restructuring to channel their vigor towards ensuring their representatives in the State and National Assemblies perform their statutory functions by providing the necessary legislative structure required to restructure the country saying, "The President does not have the powers to restructure Nigeria"
"He can initiate a bill just like every other Nigerian and send the same to the National Assembly for necessary action"
"I will urge proponents of restructuring to send proposals to the national assembly and put pressure on their representatives to do the needful"
"We need to follow the necessary procedure to achieve desired goals. We are currently running a constitutional democracy which requires dialogue and consultation"
"Whatever the issues are, we can approach our legislators and ensure that our voices are heard" he added.
The Statesman revealed that Nigeria and Nigerians will be the better for it if issues were debated and agreements reached.