Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to set up a Multi-party Committee to consult widely and fast-track the process of implementation of recommendations of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led Committee on restructuring. Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, the governor not only supported the committee’s recommendations but asked, APC, to ensure the implementation of the proposals before the 2019 general elections.
He explained that engaging various stakeholders from other political parties would add more value and input to the process, adding that the committee would work out the final details of the issues involved. “What the APC committee on restructuring did was quite surprising, quite unexpected and a welcome development. This is one of the fundamental proposals on constitution reform. I appreciate and commend their patriotism. ”We have to jointly engage our National Assembly members to consider it and pass it to Mr. President for approval. It’s a national issue. We need a more equitable, free, fair and prosperous Nigeria.
“We encourage them to see the proposal through. After all, they control the two chambers of the National Assembly. We cannot give up now, we need to save Nigeria. “The recommendations of the committee make a lot of sense. I support them and we are ready to partner with them. “I call for a Multi-Party Committee to discuss, agree and work on draft bills so that we can present this to the National Assembly and mobilise so that before the next elections we shall drive these issues home for a stable Nigeria,” the governor said.