Governor Udom Emmanuel has reiterated his position that restructuring is key to sustainable growth and meaningful development in the country.
He stated this in Government House,Uyo when a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar visited the state to declare his interest for the number one seat in Nigeria to him and other top party officials in Akwa Ibom.
According to him, “we are still expecting that time that Nigeria will be run as a business venture not as a segmented six regional basis were money is made everywhere and then shared at Abuja. We don’t expect that will still continue.
The Governor said the people were expecting a much better Nigeria from 2019 and appreciated Atiku Abubakar for showing concern about the situation in the country.
“I keep saying so, if you cannot run a kiosk, you cannot run a supermarket, you cannot run a sole-proprietorship, you cannot run a multi-national, so experience is what is needed in businesses and ventures of this nature,” the Governor asserted.
He maintained that the leadership of the party was looking forward to making the race much more interesting explaining that although many aspirants will indicate interest, only the one ordained by God will prevail.
While making his intention known, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar explained that his aspiration was born out of sheer and dogged patriotism.
Alhaji Abubakar assured the party faithful that he was seeking the Presidency in 2019 to unite the country, bring about economic prosperity and to look at the current structure of the country if it has actually achieved the objectives of the nation’s federalism.