2003: Bauchi governor meets Ondo PDP delegates, calls for restructuring.

A presidential Aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic party,PDP and Governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed, has stressed the need to restructure Nigeria and tackle insecurity.


Governor Muhammed, noted that Nigeria needs leaders that will be genuinely committed to restructuring of the country.

Bala stated this on Saturday at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat,Akure, while meeting delegates ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.

He said the security challenges currently being faced in the country has in no small measures exposed the weaknesses in the nation’s federating structure.

Mohammed also emphasised the need for a strong state and local government structures, designed to enhance good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy.


“To me, restructuring is about good governance,it is about the reconstruction of the Nigerian federation in a manner that would be efficient, acceptable to federating entities.

“We are are not going to be driven by mistrust and suspicion any longer. If Nigerians want Nigeria to be restructured, that is what we should do because the thing is not working.

“People are feeling excluded, nepotism has taken over, and I think there are other issues.

“The insecurity has really exposed the efficacy of our federating structure,our security architecture and so on, so we need to talk!.

“Dialogue is part of Federation, dialogue is part of governance. Dialogue and Understanding are the only thing that will ensure smooth provision of infrastructure and good governance,” he said.