Restructuring: Yakasai blames Jonathan for non-implementation of 2014 confab report

Restructuring: Yakasai blames Jonathan for non-implementation of 2014 confab report

- Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has blamed ex-President Jonathan for the non-implementation of the report of 2014 National Conference

- Yakasai said the report has answers to some of Nigeria's restructuring challenges, adding that Jonathan should have produced a white paper on it

- The elder statesman added that he will support re-introduction of the 1963 constitution to replace the 1999 Constitution which he said is not working

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Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has expressed disappointment with former President Goodluck Jonathan for not implementing the report of 2014 National Conference.

The conference was initiated by ex-president Jonathan a bid to find lasting solutions to Nigeria's structural problems.

Yakasai said the report has answers to some of Nigeria's restructuring challenges, adding that the former president should have produced a white paper that would ensure the successive government implement the report.

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Restructuring: Yakasai blames Jonathan for non-implementation of 2014 confab report

Tanko Yakasai blames ex-President Jonathan for non-implementation of 2014 confab report
Source: UGC

The elder statesman said this during a virtual conference organised by Governance Index.

Yakasai said he will support the country going back to the 1963 constitution to replace the 1999 Constitution as parts of the efforts to address Nigeria’s restructuring challenges, The Guardian states in its version of the report.

He said the current constitution is not working and dismissed the allegations that the current arrangement favours the north.

Yakasai urged those clamouring for restructuring should provide a blueprint of their ideas so that others can reason along with them, adding that he is not afraid of restructuring

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that ex-President Jonathan had disclosed the reason for his low visibility in politics.

The former president said he has moved his focus to his foundation, Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.

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GEJ, as fondly called, is the first democratically elected president in Nigeria to be unseated through the ballot process after losing to President Muhammadu Buhari in an epochal 2015 general election.

Five years later, Jonathan said he is now focused on building his foundation to catalyse the positive social and economic progress being experienced across Africa.

In another report, the federal government has sought the bank account statements of some former public office holders from 10 foreign and local banks on the controversial Process & Industrial Developments (P&ID) Ltd gas deal.

Among those affected by the request are former president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience; former ministers of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu Lukman, who died on July 21, 2014.

Legit.ng gathered that the banks, which the details are required from are Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and New York branches of Deutsche Bank AG and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.

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The attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said the federal government is requesting that “all documents concerning any transactions, to, from, or for the benefit” of Jonathan and his wife between 2009 and the present day."

Malami said that the information contained in the document would help an ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to know individuals in the P&ID ltd gas deal.

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