The senator representing Kogi West senatorial district of Kogi State, Dino Melaye, has added his voice to the clamour for restructuring the country, saying that happenings in the polity have made the exercise imperative.
Senator Melaye, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said every Nigerian who truly loves the country will not oppose restructuring it in order to make it work.
The lawmaker spoke in an interview at the weekend in Abuja where he also commented on the ongoing peace talks in the Senate.
“Anybody who is against restructuring of this country is an enemy of the country. I’m a strong advocate for restructuring the country and once you have a structure anywhere and it’s not working, there is definitely a reason to restructure. So, anyone who is against restructuring is anti-Nigeria.
“Right from time, anyone who is not myopic, who is not porous, who is not anti-progressive, will definitely be begging for the restructuring of this country for a better result,” Melaye said.
On the recent peace moves in the Senate, Melaye said they were ready for normalcy to return to the Red Chamber, adding that the ongoing trials of the Senate President Bukola Saraki will not affect the Upper House of the National Assembly.
“I will want to say that for some of us, we want peace to reign in the Senate. We are also part of the peace process that is going on but if they withdraw the case from court, fine and good but even if the case is not withdrawn, Saraki’s four years in the Senate is guaranteed.
“We will make sure that Saraki is safe, we will make sure that the case will not have any adverse negative concomitant effect on our activities,” Melaye added.