Restructuring: Jonathan, Dickson urge FG to implement APC panel’s report
Jonathan, Dickson and top Ijaw leaders called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the APC to be sincere with the implementation of the recommendations of the party’s committee led by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai.
This was contained in statement by the Special Adviser to Dickson on Media Relations Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, on Thursday.
The statement quoted Jonathan as saying that the issues which fell under the purview of the committee were exhaustively treated during the 2014 National Conference whose sincere implementation would definitely move the nation forward.
Jonathan said it was a good idea that the APC was able to set up a committee to look into the same grey areas which featured prominently in the deliberations of the 2014 conference.
The former President commended Dickson for playing the leadership role of coordinating the thoughts of the Ijaw people on the sensitive issue of restructuring.
He said Dickson must be appreciated for ensuring that the Ijaw nation did not sing discordant tunes on the issue of restructuring.
He stressed that he was pleased that Dickson was performing the leadership role in accordance with the expectations by coordinating the Ijaw ethnic nationality on the topical issue.
Jonathan said, “I am pleased with the calibre of people who came with the governor to brief me on the issue of the recommendations of the APC’s committee on restructuring.
Also speaking, Dickson said he led the delegation of the Ijaw leaders to the former President on a consultative meeting and to brief him on the steps the Ijaw had taken to build bridges of understanding in the pursuit of what was right in the country.
The governor explained that the meeting focused on the issue of restructuring and the moves being made to bring about a just, fair and egalitarian Nigerian society.
Dickson noted that the recommendations contained in the report of the APC committee were the same as those contained in the 2014 national conference.