Governor of Bauchi State and presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bala Muhammed, has said dialogue and understanding are the only thing that will ensure provision of infrastructure and good governance for the citizens.
Muhammed stated this on Saturday at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Secretariat, Akure, while speaking with newsmen on restructuring.
The former FCT Minister said the various insecurity challenges being faced in the country had really exposed the efficacy of our federating structure and security architecture.
“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.
In his remarks while addressing the PDP delegates, Muhammed said he was a detribalised Nigerian and would carry everybody along.
He said the country needed to make the state and local governments stronger for better and efficient delivery of dividends of democracy that will better the lives of both the young, the old, the rich and the poor.
The governor congratulated the governors of the South-West for tackling insecurity in a local way, saying, “we need local police and reduce the power at the centre (FG).”