Restructuring: PDP, YPP Reacts Over APC claim says it’s shameful and fraudulent

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Restructuring: PDP, YPP Reacts Over APC claim says it’s shameful and fraudulent

The Young Progressives Party, (YPP), and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) have reacted strongly over APC’s claim to have begun the implementation of the 2014 National Conference as well as restructuring the country.

Deputy national publicity secretary of the PDP Diran Odeyemi said the ruling party is now making bogus claims that are not only false but baseless, having run out of smart arguments.

According to Odeyemi, “The restructuring Nigerians are yearning for is one that will free the states to leverage on their comparative advantage and not the approval of a minimum wage. The PDP has always insisted that the APC has run out of smart arguments. If to them, financial autonomy for local governments is what Nigerians have been asking for in their clamor for restructuring, we make bold to tell them that they are wrong.

“This is the way they claimed that they had technically defeated Boko Haram and yet, Nigerians are being killed on a daily basis. Nigeria is failing under their watch. It is shameful, fraudulent to link minimum wage approval to restructuring of Nigeria. Have they even started the implementation of the new minimum wage?” he asked.

Also, the Young Progressives Party, YPP, via its National publicity secretary, Comrade Egbeola Martins said, it completely disagrees with the APC as restructuring goes beyond the granting of financial autonomy to local governments or approval of a minimum wage of N30,000.

The party noted that such can only be the direct outcome of deception and lack of sincerity by the so-called leaders to address the foundational problems.

“When restructuring truly commences, Nigerians will know without the APC government trying to explain it to us because it will address the cost of governance, high level of corruption and insecurity”.

According to Martins, “Nigeria is currently structurally defective and fixing the nation goes beyond these two interventions that the APC perceived to be the commencement of restructuring as it’s impossible to restructure without the input and support of all stakeholders.

“Restructuring means visiting the very foundation of our existence as a nation and not amending the blocks that have been used to build on that foundation. It’s only when foundational issues that border on devolution of powers, resource control and system of government are addressed with the input of all stakeholders that the APC-led government can claim to have commenced the process of restructuring.

“In any case, the so-called financial autonomy is currently not implemented neither has the increment of minimum wage translated into better standard of living for Nigerians as any gain the government ought to have made through the increment of minimum wage to N30,000 has been eroded with the increment in Value Added Tax, VAT, pump price of petrol, electricity tariff, stamp duty, rent, transportation and food to mention but a few.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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