2019 Election: Why Buhari Can’t Restructure Nigeria – Former Speaker Reveals
Eugene Odoh, the immediate past Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has no power to restructure Nigeria.
This was as he explained that restructuring involves amending the constitution, which according to him, was the responsibility of the legislature, and not the executive arm of government.
The former Speaker spoke at Ukehe community in Enugu State over the weekend.
He also said Buhari should not be blamed over the vexed issue of restructuring the Nigerian polity.
Odoh traced the frequent clashes between the National Assembly and the Executive arm to lack of political engagement.
He said, “Restructuring could be gotten easily through quality representation.
“The President has no power to restructure; it is the National Assembly.
“Restructuring is amending the law to give more powers to the states with a view to creating true federalism and the only people vested with such powers are the legislators at the national level.
“When you talk about Executive/Legislative feud, you merely talk of absence of political engagement.”
Source: EneNaija Music